{Review} The Neptune Project (Polly Holyoke)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

From Goodreads:

THE NEPTUNE PROJECT is set in a future where the seas are rising and global warming is out of control. Nere Hanson and her teen companions are shocked to learn that they have been genetically altered by their desperate parents to live in the sea. Protected by her loyal dolphins, shy Nere leads the rest on a perilous journey to her father’s new colony. Fighting off government divers, sharks and giant squid, can Nere and her companions learn to trust each other before their dangerous new world destroys them?

My review: 

The Neptune Project opens up a whole new world--at once achingly alien and yet fascinatingly familiar. It sings to those who hear the call of the water in the breathing out of the ocean's waves against the shore or the laughter-like chatter of the dolphins. 

Speaking of . . . Holyoke captures our the undeniable kinship dolphins seem to evoke in humans--we love them without knowing why or how. Every watched a nature movie on dolphins, sharks, giant squid? Ever snorkled or scuba dived into the depths, and a part of you never wanted to leave?

Holyoke perfectly captures that hunger, that feeling of belonging where you don't belong at all. I can't say enough good things about this book. It was one I eagerly devoured, and yet immediately wanted my son to read as well. Truly a family novel. Perfect for bookclubs or vacations or anytime you hunger for the embrace of the water--the siren song it sings to our blood. 

Also, my ugliest writing contest has two winners:

JoLynne Lyon and Anthony Pacheco. Pick one of my books and I'll send you an ebook. 


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