A novel for youth 11 and older, friends, family, teachers and counselors.
"All school counselors should have If You Believe in Mermaids, Don't Tell on their bookshelf."
-- Bob Bardwell, ASCA Vice-President
Don't tell anyone what you wish for, even your parents. I learned that way back when I was six years old.
"Dad, I want to be a mermaid."
Big mistake. Trust me. You gotta keep it inside. Because sons aren't supposed to want that, and parents never forget.
"Todd? When do you start camp?" Dad asked.
"I just finished seventh grade yesterday," I told him.