Hailey and Claire have been best friends forever, and their friendship is threatened when Hailey's mom accepts a job in Australia, where they will move to in five days. Hailey prays for a miracle and soon a storm washes a mermaid into the beach pool where the best friends hangout. Her name is Aquamarine, a teen mermaid looking for love. She says if the two girls help her, she will grant them a wish. The teens agree hoping to wish for Hailey to stay and soon they comb the magazines for love advice to partner Aquamarine up with Raymond, the lifeguard and town hunk. Aquamarine can switch into a pair of legs, so the girls quickly make her over. She gets the attention of Raymond, making mean girl Cecilia angry. Cecilia tries to sabotage the pairing, and when she finds out that Aqua is a mermaid, she tries to out her, but fails. When a storm sweeps Aqua out into the sea, Hailey and Claire jump in to save her, proving their love for their new friend. Aqua learns that love can come in the form of these two friends who treasure her. Hailey, realizing her selfishness foregoes her wish, and the three promise to be friends for life.
Best part of story, including ending:
It's a quirky clique, with a mermaid playing the "it" girl.
Best scene in story:
When Aquamarine fumbles in her attempts to woo Raymond.
Opinion about the main character:
Hailey is selfish but soon realizes her error and learns to put others' needs first.