Why is twelve year old Lucy Parr able to stretch out with her mind and communicate with dolphins? She doesn't know, but her connection to Spirit, a dolphin who lives off the coast of Cornwall, is incredibly important to her.
When she returns to Cornwall for the summer, she looks forward to long swims with Spirit and to spending time with her aunt Bethany, a local artist. But when she starts dreaming about another dolphin trapped in a lagoon, she embarks on an adventure with a local boy called Paul that takes her closer to finding out the truth about her own strange ability, what it means to be a 'Dolphin Child', and the fate of another girl like her almost two hundred years before.
This is the second in the Dolphin Child trilogy and picks up Lucy's quest to come to terms with her own identity and the loss of her mother following 'The Girl Who Dreamt Of Dolphins'.
Praise for Dolphin Child:
Sophia DeLuna (five out of five stars):
Please, tell me that the next book will be available soon!
Sigh, I really don't like cliffhangers when I can't get the next book immediately.
I really do like this series, I've come to care about the characters (especially Spirit, Lucy and Paul) and I want to know what's going to happen next.
I also like the descriptions very much, which help me to imagine the surroundings so very well, and I like that the story is so interesting and keeping my attention that it's hard to take a break.
The only thing I found a bit difficult in this book was that I got confused several times with the 'time-hops'. But the exciting end definitely made up for this small annoyance, so that I'm still giving it 5 stars.
Jenn Dattilo Watts rated it 4 of 5 stars
The second book in the Dolphin Child trilogy doesn't disappoint. Lucy gets to visit her aunt Bethany in Cornwall for most of this second book. She meets another child close to her age in the town of Merwater that helps her to figure out more about what a dolphin child is. This book is targeted more as a middle reader, but as an adult I've really enjoyed the mythology Carmody has created with the dolphin children. This is a great series, and still free for Nook and Kindle.
On Barnes & Noble: 'Good Want to read the last part of the trilogy', 'Realy good'
On Itunes. 'Awesome [four stars] by Anonymous of anonymouses. I thought this book was really good! But I might have liked it better than most people because I am OBSESSED with dolphins so lets all read this great book'
On Amazon.com. 'Dolphin child is an exciting twisting book, with a forever lasting ending, and the whole book keeping you on the edge of your seat throughout the book. READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!'
'A great page-turner'