Maybe a Mermaid
Anthoni and her mother are spending the summer at The Showboat after skipping out on their landlord and unpaid rent. Mom has been doing great selling Beauty and the Bee cosmetics but seems to be in a real slump. Anthoni is determined to make a True Blue Friend and has set her sites on Maddy who she met years ago even though Maddy doesn't seem like she wants to be friends with Anthoni. Meanwhile Anthoni starts spending time with DJ and they discover all kinds of interesting things about the Showboat and its owner Charlotte Boulay.
I really enjoyed the rundown resort setting and the fact that Charlotte and her family were vaudeville stars. I am not sure how many kids know what vaudeville is, but it is a good history lesson. I also enjoyed Anthoni's single minded focus on finding the perfect friend as she doesn't realize she is making lifelong friends in DJ and Charlotte along the way. I thought mom was portrayed very realistically as she is going through a slump both personally and professionally. Good story about making friends during a summer vacation.
I received this book from Netgalley.