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Monday, May 20, 2013

I Am A Reader, Not A Writer Presents: The Storm Bottle by Nick Green

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The Storm Bottle Swimming with dolphins is said to be the number one thing to do before you die. For 12-year-old Michael, it very nearly is. A secret boat trip has gone tragically wrong, and now he lies unconscious in hospital. But when Michael finally wakes up, he seems different. His step sister Bibi is soon convinced that he is not who he appears to be. Meanwhile, in the ocean beyond Bermuda’s reefs, a group of bottlenose dolphins are astonished to discover a stranger in their midst – a boy lost and desperate to return home. Bermuda is a place of mysteries. Some believe its seas are enchanted, and the sun-drenched islands conceal a darker past, haunted with tales of lost ships. Now Bibi and Michael are finding themselves in the most extraordinary tale of all. Book Trailer Praise 'I loved it... An absolute winner.' - LA Weatherly, author of the Angel Burn trilogy 'A writer who knows how to grip the imagination, make you sit on the edge of your chair, and make you laugh out loud.' - Michelle Lovric, author of The Undrowned Child, The Mourning Emporium and The Book of Human Skin 'If you only ever buy one Kindle book in your life (although that sounds a bit unlikely, now that I stop and think) this has to be it.' - The Bookwitch blog.
Author Nick Green Nick Green is a UK children's and YA author, best known for his trilogy The Cat Kin, published in the UK by Strident Publishing and in Germany by Ravensburger, and also as a BBC audiobook. He has appeared on BBC radio talking about his books, and has been shortlisted for two UK children's book awards. He regularly does school visits and other children's literary events. The Storm Bottle is his first straight-to-Kindle novel.
 
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My Review:

Be ready for an exciting adventure, along with some sadness, depending on how you look at it.
Michael's Mother has married Bibi's father, and thus he has left England and moved to Bermuda. He is not a happy camper. When his step-sister Bibi gets him to go out on the water for a fun time, neither has any idea how their lives are going to change.
We end up traveling with a school of dolphins, and we meet bullying head on. We also are confronted with dolphins who would rather perform, and are given their food, than live in the wild. Makes me think of real people, and what we give up for free food...the Welfare system??
I feel that this would be a great teen read, and good lessons are learned. We also learn a bit about Bermuda, and a lot about dolphins. We learn about using a storm bottle, a special bottle filled with whale oil, used to predict weather.
Enjoy this well written tale, and great characters.

I received this book from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer Blog Tour, and was not required to give a positive review. 

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