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One of My Favorite Reads of the Year!!!!
Reviewed in the United States on March 17, 2019
Even though the cover of this book is so gorgeous it's hard to stop staring at it, once you begin reading you can't help but fall in love with this book. I adore stories where every thread in the book supports the character arc in a way that is smooth and feels just right--that is what you get with SONG FOR A WHALE. Everything has a purpose and it all unrolls at the perfect time to make your heart soar.
Iris is such a spunky yet vulnerable character, you can't help but root for her. Her Grandmother is a blast. And every other character in the story was well rounded, full of strengths and flaws to make them relatable. Each one captured my heart and attention as I swam through the pages. I loved them all. And learning more about the deaf community is fascinating.
And then there is that wonderful whale, Blue 55. Haven't we all had a time where we were wandering through the world and weren't sure that no one else was hearing us? This whale will touch your heart and you will be rooting for both him and Iris the whole way through.
After swimming through this book, it is not a stretch to believe that Kelly's latest book will be in the hands of young readers for a very long time. As a fan of her debut, CHAINS, I can't wait to see what she writes next.