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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, Inc.
  • 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: http://sheldelisle.com/

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Books by Shel Delisle
DOLPHIN GIRL
MY WISHFUL THINKING

Angel In Training Series
WINGING IT!
GROUNDED!
BLOWN AWAY!

Writing as M.E. Wynne
GLORY (novella)
EXILED (short story)

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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 12, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
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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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Melissa @ RIA on January 10, 2012
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca on November 13, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cana S. Rensberger on April 21, 2012
Format: Paperback
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By booklover on November 7, 2011
Format: Paperback
What can I say about Dolphin Girl? Oh wait...already did. My title was "Loved it!" and loved it I did. I think what captured me the most was the dolphins, and most of all how Jane connected with them. Jane's free spirit captured my attention, and had me wanting more at the very end of the book. She is an individual, and when she meets Sam, practically her first love, she's convinced that nothing can happen between the two since he is in the more popular crowd.

Through time however, it seems they both have the same feelings for one another, but will it work out when her BFF, correction, EX BFF wants Sam?
It's a witty and yet noble story as Jane struggles with family life, AND love life. What's more horrible then combining those two problems together? Yep, disaster...
But knowing Jane and the dolphin in her, things are going to come out dolphintastic! (cheesy joke but anyways) It was a great story! Recommend to everyone!
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