Book Review: The Boy and the Dolphin

Friday, December 16, 2016

Author: Dick Schmidt
Summary from Goodreads:

Following the unfortunate death of his parents, young Toby Matthias finds himself living a carefree life on Piper Cay, an Out Island in the Bahamas, at his grandparents’ inn. Isolated from children his own age, Toby develops a deep and lasting friendship with an unlikely companion: a bottlenose dolphin.

A heartwarming tale, The Boy and the Dolphin follows the tropical adventures of Toby and Phinney as they make sense of life in the mid-fifties. When Toby is sent to complete his education in the States and Phinney immerses herself more deeply in her dolphin culture, the best friends experience ever-increasing separations. But even while Toby serves his country in the skies over Vietnam, the boy and the dolphin share an unbreakable, decade-long bond.

Personal Review:

What is it about bottle nosed dolphins? They are like no other creatures, that is for sure. This book confirms that and I really enjoyed the story. If you are looking for a story about friendship, then this might be the book for you.

I enjoyed this book because it is written in a way that is easy to read and take in. I enjoyed that the author shared in this book. It makes you wonder about that connection with animals and it confirms that it is so very real.

I enjoyed the story of these two and how their lives intersected. I appreciated the book and am thankful for the opportunity to read it. 

 Disclaimer: I was awarded this book from the author/publisher. Though I did not pay for the book, the opinions are strictly my own.

Happy Reading!

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