Full Name: Roshelle
Featured in: Shell: A YA Mermaid Short Story by C.K. Brooke
From: Eastern shore, Maryland
Status: Middle school student
Distinguishing characteristics: Beachy blonde hair, an alleged “skin condition,” according to her mom, that prevents her from submerging in water.
Motivations: The sea…it beckons her.
Weird things happen whenever Shell is near water. That’s all she really knows. Even though she lives by the ocean, her mother won’t allow her to swim, due to a supposed “skin condition” Shell has. But her best friend’s party is coming up, and they’re all going to the beach. This time, will she be bold enough to answer the ocean’s call?