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  • File Size: 584 KB
  • Print Length: 298 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Something Else Publishing; 1 edition (December 18, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 18, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005SDHB6K
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Shel Delisle spends her days with her imagination, which involves angels, genies,and dolphin swims. She loves books that make her laugh, cry, cringe, or think, and hopes that her books do that for readers. You can learn more about Shel and her books at:

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Great book!
Jane is artsy and free-spirited, trapped in a stifling home life. Things aren't much better for her at school where she feels confined by cliques and social mores. A kindred spirit of dolphins, Jane longs for open waters. When she falls for Sam, a sweet guy who's "off limits" because he's from a different "pod," Jane seeks the courage to remove the constraints in her life that hold her back.
The characters are true to life and richly drawn. I especially loved the interwoven story of Jane's brother John and his wife Desiree, which shows how life can get messy and still be good.
Dolphin Girl is a tale of freedom, family, friendship, and love. A thoroughly enjoyable read!
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Ever since a childhood experience Jane has loved dolphins. She understands them. Jane longs to be free, like dolphins.

Jane's life was a fascinating tale. Her mother was a very controlling person, to an OCD point, I thought. Her father seemed indifferent to what was going on with his family. Her brother, John, was moving on with his life with Desiree.

In school, everyone stayed grouped together in pods. They socialized within their pods, stayed in one location during free time, and there wasn't intermingling between pods to a great extent.

Suddenly Jane finds herself becoming friends with someone from a different pod. A boy named Sam that she finds attractive. They spend lunch together, and began to enjoy each others' company. Jane starts to fall in love.

Things don't go easily for Jane. Being grounded, a horrible date, losing Sam to her ex-best friend, dealing with her mother's constant controlling, and running away from home.

This book was a beautiful story of a girl trying to find herself in the world. A story about falling in love, being hurt, learning to forgive others. A story of family overcoming obstacles and hopefully coming out better in the end.

I loved this book. It was very well written and I found myself unable to put it down. I would recommend this book to anyone over 14 who is looking for a great young adult romance with a lot of meaning.
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By Rebecca on November 13, 2011
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Jane is struggling against the confines of an overbearing mother and the clique system of High School. Jane has a strong love of Dolphins and sees the group system of High School in terms of the pod groups Dolphins live in. These boundaries start to break down for Jane when she joins the yearbook and when she alone with Sam, one of the jocks, are schedule for freshman lunch despite being juniors. Dolphin girls also delves into the relationships of Jane and her mom and older brother John. Dolphin Girl was quick and enjoyable read if you like the usual YA story with some dolphins thrown in.
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I won this book in a giveaway, so I’ve had it on my TBR list for quite some time. It took me a few days to finish, but I really enjoyed it. It doesn’t follow the usual YA formula where girl instantly falls in love with boy and the rest of the book they try to get ino each other’s pants. No, this was, thank goodness, very different. Also, I’m not very big on teenage angst and drama, but the author wrote these two elements into the story really well without it making me feel like pulling out my hair.

Jane’s life is not perfect. In fact, her family gives new dimension to the term “dysfunctional”. She is also not accepted by the in-crowd at school and neither is she the ever popular YA protagonist who knows she’s beautiful, but is oblivious to boys falling over their feet to get to her. It was easy to relate to her because Jane was really…plain, and without pretense. For a change it was so good to read about the girl in the unpopular crowd falling in love with the guy in the popular crowd, instead of the other way around. I liked her friends, I liked the guy she falls in love with, and believe it or not, I even sort of liked her mom. OK, maybe “like” is too strong a word, but I guess I kind of understood her mom’s point of view. I myself am not a paranoid parent, but I do understand how unreasonably overprotective we feel about our kids sometimes. But, I also have to say that I wish Jane stood up to her mother on the issue of her choice of dress she wanted to wear to the Snow Ball. I don’t know any teenager who would’ve left this point uncontested. Anyway, their ups and downs actually added a lot of depth to the story and I appreciate the effort put into the story by bringing in the constant conflicts between Jane and her mom, and Jane and her ex best friend.
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Dolphin girl is a classic clash between the controller and the free spirit. Jane longs to break away from her mother, swim with the dolphins, try new things. She's ready for life to get a little messy, something her OCD mother simply cannot understand.

When Jane gets a dolphin tattoo she finds herself the talk of school. How did they know? And will Sam, a member of the trophy case pod, who she's certain is tossing looks her way, cross over to mingle with her and her water fountain pod? When she and Sam end up the only up the only juniors in freshman lunch, she dips her toes in the waters, testing the boundaries of their friendship. Even as she shows him her sketches, she's certain he'll never dare talk to her outside of the lunchroom.

Chaos erupts at home. She's grounded from the dance and Sam tells her he's agreed to take someone else anyway. Then her brother drops his own bombshell on the family. He's not going to college. He's staying home to work long hours with his girlfriend. Dad hides behind the paper. Mom unravels; her lists of chores becoming longer and more unreasonable. The more out of control life gets, the more Mom clamps down. On Jane. Jane has no choice. She has to break free.

She leaves home and finds herself a dolphin without a pod. She's not sure she will ever find her way back. It takes a crazy scavenger hunt, a wild ocean swim, and a baby for Jane to finally experience the freedom she's been longing for, at home within her own pod.

This book grabbed me from the first page. You'll love Jane and relate to her need to express herself, to create. You'll feel all squishy as she and Sam play name games and you'll feel elated as she finally gets her wish, to swim with the dolphins!
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