Mermaids are having a moment right now in books for the YA crowd and younger. This article is a good guide to recent releases, but I’m mostly posting the link due to a bit that baffled me.
Emma, the violet-eyed heroine of Anna Banks’s “Of Poseidon” (Feiwel and Friends, 336 pages, $17.99), comes across as rather a crude girl. At one point she “stabs into the belly of [an omelet] and pulls out a steaming chunk of meat dripping with cheese” and “shovels a forkful” into her mouth.
I consider a variety of things to be crude, but I’ve never realized I shouldn’t eat omelets by the forkful. Yes, the language is rather forceful, but it’s an omelet, not a puff pastry.