Noah and his sister spend a summer with their grandmother in Maine. He had planned to focus on his marine biology internship while Lo wanted to paint and focus on recovering from bulimia, but they get drawn into a fantastical mystery involving selkies – one of whom their grandmother is in a relationship with.
When high-school senior Noah Gallagher and his adopted teenage sister, Lo, go to live with their grandmother in her island cottage for the summer, they don’t expect much in the way of adventure. Noah has landed a marine biology internship, and Lo wants to draw and paint, perhaps even to vanquish her struggles with bulimia. But then things take a dramatic turn for them both when Noah mistakenly tries to save a mysterious girl from drowning. This dreamlike, suspenseful story—deftly told from multiple points of view—dives deeply into selkie folklore while examining the fluid nature of love and family.
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
Cis girls: Lo
Cis boys: Noah
There are also side queer characters.
Not mentioned in the book. Presumed to be the same as the characters’ sexual orientation.
Lo is bulimic