I remember being in Jr. High and constantly reading. I believe the series I was addicted to was the Babysitters Club. A Dolphin Wish reminds me that series. Why? Because they Glimmer sisters have set out to solve a mystery. A Dolphin Wish is the second book in the series by Natalie Grant. The first book London Art Chase we have yet to read but we didn’t need to to enjoy A Dolphin Wish. The first few chapters of the book we are getting to know the quirky, energetic Glimmer sisters, Lulu, Mia and Maddie. Maddie and Mia a 10 year old twins but do not look much alike. They have the special “twin” bond but lately it’s been strained. Lulu is their little sister. She’s 6 years old and can keep up with her big sisters. Gloria Glimmer is their mom and she’s a famous signer. They ‘ve been a world tour and now find themselves in San Diego for a little while.
While Gloria Glimmer is getting ready to perform in San Diego the girls are taking in the beach and spending some time with their nanny, Miss Julia. Miss Julia is a just a peach! She encourages the girls to be themselves and be silly. I also love how she takes photographs to help commemorate the time in San Diego for the girls. Miss Julia takes the girls to Captain Swashbuckler’s Adventure Park. It seems like a Busch Garden type environment, part amusement park and part zoo.
While the girls are enjoying their time at Captain Swashbuckler’s Adventure Park in the dolphin area they over hear the staff talking about some issues the park has been having. The animals keep getting out at night! No one knows how it’s happening. So the girls decide they are going to convince Miss Julia to bring them back for another visit to look for clues. The girls are determined to figure out how and why the animals keep getting out every night.
I found the book to be an enjoyable read. It went at a nice pace for young readers that it would be enjoyable. I also appreciated the pieces that mentioned God and how you just need to give it up to Him. Somethings are just too much for us to worry about. It does us no good. But if we give it up to God it’ll all work out. I really enjoyed A Dolphin Wish and can’t wait to see what Natalie Grant comes up with next.
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