Today I am reviewing A Dolphin Wish, book #2 in the Glimmer Girls series, by Natalie Grant.
Here is a brief synopsis:
Join twins Mia and Maddie and their sidekick little sister, LuLu, as they travel the country finding adventure, mystery, and sometimes mischief along the way.
Together with their famous mother, singer Gloria Glimmer, and their slightly wacky nanny Miss Twist, the sisters learn lessons about being good friends, telling the truth, and a whole lot more.
In A Dolphin Wish a three-night stop in the city of San Diego seems like it might be just the break the girls need—lovely weather and great sights to see.
That is until they hear animal handlers at “Watery World” talking about the trouble they’ve been having keeping the animals in their habitats.
Mia and her sisters cannot resist a challenge and they talk Miss Twist into another visit to the educational amusement park to search for clues as to what or who is helping the animals escape.
When I saw the cover for this book, I was excited. My granddaughter loves dolphins – and I was certain she would enjoy this cute story.
Upon reading over the story myself, I have decided not to pass the book along to her, for several reasons. I am not comfortable with the premise of a young girl making a wish and having it magically granted. I expect to find things like that in secular novels… not Christian fiction.
I am also concerned about the way this book is written. My grandchildren are both quite advanced in their reading skills, but I am not at all convinced this book is written with young children in mind. It reads more like a young adult novel.
The story even feels more like one you would find in the pages of a teen read, just not as long.
If you enjoy reading YA secular stories, and you like dolphins, you’ll probably love this story!
God Bless You!
Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt