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Selina Penaluna Free read ✓ 0 ð Selina Penaluna is a merrymaid or so she believes Ellen and Jack are evacuated from London to Cornwall during the Second World War Ellen relishes the opportunity to better herself Jack is different He finds the attention from his new family stifling and seeks freedom in the arms of Selina the mysterious local girl hShes the opportunity to better herself Jack is different He finds the attention from his new family stifling and seeks freedom in the arms of. Sorry Jan Page Selina Penaluna just did not cut the mustard I bought it because it was advertised as a book about a mermaid Or to be precise a human who might really be a mermaid Well I like books about mermaids so that was why I decided to read the book It had a really good start but as it progressed it became and disjointed then towards the end it just fell to pieces I have been reading this book this week At first I was uite enthused But it just deteriorated and got worse and worse Today I read the last forty pages and these were awful As soon as I finished the last page I thought what a washout that was a total waste of timeOne problem is the narrative splits between several people Selina Penaluna herself Ellen as a young girl during the Second World War Ellen now circa 2000 It might help if you had a heading at the start of each chapter to say who is speakingAlright the book is about a mermaid so a bit of fantasy would be alright But the odd thing is while I can buy the bits about how Selina might be a mermaid a lot of bits about the ordinary humans living ordinary lives don't add upEllen and Jack are Second World War evacuees As children they are sent to Cornwall where a wealthy couple Charles and Clara Rosewarne take them in Ellen takes to the Rosewarnes right away and co operates wtih them Jack is uite open that he is unhappy with the Rosewarnes and wishes he was back home Yet right from the start the Rosewarnes prefer Jack Ellen and Jack's parents then die in the blitz so the Rosewarnes adopt them and send them to fee paying schools to ensure they will get a good education an opportunity Ellen and Jack would never have had if they had stayed with their parents Ellen is very happy with this and works hard at school for a university scholarship Ellen wants the Rosewarnes to be proud of her Jack wholly rebels just goofs off and plays up at school refuses to cooperate shows the Rosewarnes nothing but hostility and says he wishes he was back with his real parents in East London Yet Jack is still the favourite Ellen then almost by accident makes the discovery that the Rosewarnes had a son Henry who died aged four and Jack was born about the same time as Henry so they regard Jack as a substitute son even though he is horrible to them Yet the Rosewarnes never once mentioned their lost son to Ellen or Jack Ellen only finds out by accident and then keeps the discovery completely to herself Sorry that just does not make any sense to meuite a lot of this book is Ellen as she is now an elderly lady and a grandmother reminiscing about the past Right from the start Ellen keeps saying how her brother Jack had drowned As the narrative progresses we find that ungrateful Jack ran away from the Rosewarnes and Ellen He planned to elope with Selina Penaluna Jack and Selina went away in a boat The day they left there was a storm the boat was never seen again Two weeks later a drowned man was found in the sea who was identified as Jack In the final few pages we find that Jack had never drowned at all he just faked his disappearance and has been living under an assumed name in the USA He has married then he has the audacity to tell his wife that he never really loved her because the only woman he loved was Selina Penaluna so she was nev

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Selina the mysterious local girl he sees at the shore Selina Ellen and Jack's lives are intertwined in a series of events that lead to trage. Selina Penaluna wow this book is very confusingWith constant POV changes and time lapses it takes you at least a few pages before you realise whether your reading for Ellen or Selina The story itself seemed far too predictable the historical context was easy to guess and the ending God i felt like it dragged ridiculously for about 50 pages just waiting for the ending that i'd already guessed from the blurbSelina what even are you You're a mental slutty teenage thats what She got on my nerves soooo much Yes what her dad did was horrible and her mother was just a selfish bish but still There is no need for Selina to flirt with every guy that gives her a smile or calls her pretty because she believes that she is a mermaid Seriously what 1516 year old believes they are a mermaid There is danger in her gaze but he takes her cold fingers smilingThe writing itself was okay it was very detailed which made the book drag in a few places and made me just want to sleep Some words are spelt weirdly Is Cheild a real word Or is that just a really stupid errorWhat i liked•mermaids fantasy•historical context• Jack• CassieWhat i didnt like;•predictably ending•too long•Selina•NellieEllen

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Selina PenalunaSelina Penaluna is a merrymaid or so she believes Ellen and Jack are evacuated from London to Cornwall during the Second World War Ellen reli. really interesting book that looks at people of every age from 2 different periods the 1940s and now It's a really unusual and poetic book about a girl who thinks she is a mermaid And of course mermaids kill the men who fall in love with them So what happens when Jack falls in love with Selina who may have multiple personalities OR may really be a mermaidthis is a fascinating well written book