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Dolphin Girl [Kindle Edition]

Shel Delisle
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Jane Wants The Life Of A Dolphin.
Wild. Graceful. Free.

But these days her life is nothing like that. Between her mother’s strict rules and the cliques at school, she feels strapped in a child-sized life vest. It’s not until Jane gets a tattoo and befriends popular Sam Rojas, a star on the school’s swim team, that her life feels freer. She begins to wonder: Is there a way to be myself and not be alone?

While she navigates these murky waters, a wave of events crash down on her, separating her from her family, her best friend Lexie and Sam, who Jane's fallen fin over tail for. Now she must figure out how to surf through rough seas without having everything she cares about pulled under.

DOLPHIN GIRL, author Shel Delisle’s first novel, is a story of family, friendship, first loves and most importantly – freedom.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 380 KB
  • Print Length: 296 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Something Else Publishing; 1 edition (December 18, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005SDHB6K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,023 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dolphin Girl 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Young Adult Story!! January 10, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
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
4.0 out of 5 stars Dolphin Girl November 13, 2011
By Rebecca
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing November 18, 2013
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I didn't like reading until I read this book. It is my favorite book in the entire world. I love it!!!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dolphin girl November 18, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
It was the first book I've ever read that has acuall meaning to dolphin girl she is amazing and has real talent
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I absolutely love this book!!!!! November 16, 2013
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This book has a great plot and group of characters. Shel Delisle is a really great author and has wonderful ideas. This is one of my favorite books of all time. EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS!!!!! Love it!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars REALLY GOOD BOOK!!!!! October 15, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
It was amazing!!!!!!It was a very very good book!!!!!The best
Dolphin book I`ve ever read... Like ever I wish there was a second book!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars AN ENJOYABLE READ! February 18, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book, it was better than I thought it ...
Good book , it was better than I thought it was going to be , I enjoyed it I think others should read it to.
Published 19 days ago by Mia Ruano
4.0 out of 5 stars It was a decent read and I would recommend it to the younger...
A decent read. Dolphin Girl has some information about dolphins. It was a decent read and I would recommend it to the younger generations or to someone who likes dolphins.
Published 1 month ago by Sara
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I loved how "Mom" was so strict; how "Dad" was so laid back, and how Jane was so against her mom's rules.
I hope that they make this book into a movie! Read more
Published 2 months ago by David Coffin
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it! I instantly fell in love with the ...
I loved it! I instantly fell in love with the characters and the scavenger hunt on the back of the book cracks me up every single time!
Published 2 months ago by Astrid
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book.
Published 3 months ago by Gail S
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I highly recommend this book. It has a cuss words and bad parts in it. That is why I gave it four stars.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Dolphin girl.
The book was really good and fun to read. I enjoyed the character choice and the plot of the story. I loved reading this book. Read more
Published 6 months ago by jennifer violette
4.0 out of 5 stars fun escape for teens
Loved the story a little slow moving more for a younger reader. Loved the dolphin scene and the high school , good
Published 7 months ago by NoneeGo
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!
I'm a teenage girl and absolutely LOVED this book! It was recommended by one of my friends and I'm soo glad I read it. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Chalee
5.0 out of 5 stars Dolphin Girl
A great page turner with a unique ending. I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it.(ages 12-14). This is a must read and certainly a page turner
Published 9 months ago by Roxiticus Des
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Shel Delisle spends her days with her imagination, which involves angels, genies,and dolphin swims. She thinks hearing from readers is one of the best things ever--even better than sea salt caramel gelato.

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