GraysonThis book stressed me out! From start to finish. I was tense, tight, biting my fingernails and the heads off small children. But this is a feel-good book right? You may be asking yourself.

Not for me. For me this book was stressful. Of course doesn't help that I have a love-hate relationship with the ocean. Look I'm the first to admit, I'm happier near the sea. A good friend always says the ocean resets your negative ions. Whatever the heck that means. But when the kids were young we happened to be picnicking by the Pacific Ocean near Half-moon Bay when the kids got just a little too close to the edge of the ocean and got sucked in. Let me tell you there is nothing more stressful than watching your 4 year old get sucked out to sea. We, of course, immediately jumped in after her and passed her off when I got sucked out.

Hindsight being twenty-twenty, that was just about the worst beach we could have visited with young kids. What did I know about Rip currents?

So anywho back to the book. The story is just so damned amazing and unbelievable I had to google her and unless she's writing her own press releases, near as I can figure this really happened. Lynne (age 17) is up at 5:00 am for an early morning training session in the Pacific ocean in Southern California near Catalina Island. Somehow during her routine swim she finds herself being followed by a baby gray whale, separated from its mother. She stays in the water for several hours and with help from the community reunites the whale (Grayson)with his mommy.

Yes, I cried like a baby at the end. Cuz that's how I roll.


Meg said...

Hi Zoe! Thanks for following me at Blog Frog! Love your blog, it's really cool!

Crystal P said...

Wow, I would probably cry like a baby too! I've been doing that with children's movies all day and I'm afraid to watch an adult movie out of fear that I will never be able to shut off the high pressure faucets that have replaced my eyes...

Nice to meet you btw! Thanks for finding me on blog frog! :)

Amber said...

Hi! Great review, you're a great writer! Thanks for following me via blogfrog. Looking forward to reading more. Feel feel to visit my blog as well. Thanks!

Lucy said...

Hi Zoe. Stopping by from SITS! Glad I did because I love to read and am always looking for the next best book to read. Now I can consult with your blog.

I'm also your newest follower :)

Carolee Sperry said...

Hi Zoe, thanks for the follow on BlogFrog-I'm following back there and will follow you here, too.

Thanks for sharing. I don't get much time for pleasure reading.

Have a great weekend!



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