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The Storm Bottle [Kindle Edition]

Nick Green
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Book Description

‘Foam unzipped the waves. I saw a crescent fin, a glass-boulder forehead. The dolphin had come back.’

Swimming with dolphins is said to be the number one thing to do before you die. For 12-year-old Michael, it very nearly is. A secret boat trip has gone tragically wrong, and now he lies unconscious in hospital.

But when Michael finally wakes up, he seems different. His step sister Bibi is soon convinced that he is not who he appears to be. Meanwhile, in the ocean beyond Bermuda’s reefs, a group of bottlenose dolphins are astonished to discover a stranger in their midst – a boy lost and desperate to return home.

Bermuda is a place of mysteries. Some believe its seas are enchanted, and the sun-drenched islands conceal a darker past, haunted with tales of lost ships. Now Bibi and Michael are finding themselves in the most extraordinary tale of all.

Praise for ‘The Storm Bottle’:

‘I loved it… A real winner.’ L A Weatherly, author of the Angel Trilogy

‘The Storm Bottle is that rare thing; a story that is a story, rather than something trying to fit in with the trend that publishers happen to believe in this month.’ The Bookwitch


Product Details

  • File Size: 635 KB
  • Print Length: 239 pages
  • Publisher: Pashki; 1 edition (January 30, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B8V1OTQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #503,976 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rip roaring February 9, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a real cracker of a book!

Dysfunctional families, an idyllic setting, the Bermuda Triangle, a touch of magic and mystery, and dolphins - what more could you want? And what dolphins they are too: these feel so very real, not some cute popular ideal of how they should be ...

When Bibi's mum and Michael's dad meet and get married, their offspring are unwillingly thrown together and it's just not working out for them. Bermuda may seem like paradise to Bibi, but Michael is miserable, a fish out of water and missing his friends back in England. When he gatecrashes a fishing outing which Bibi has planned, her irritation with her stepbrother turns into terror when he is caught in a riptide while swimming. His life is saved by a dolphin, but when he recovers consciousness he is different. Are the changes in his behaviour really due to brain damage - or is there something else going on? As events unfold and develop into a life saving race against time, Bibi has to confront some home truths and finally face up to a past tragedy of her own.

To say more would be to give away the plot so I'll say only - go read it yourself. Adults are as likely to enjoy this as younger readers. It is a terrific page turner which plunges you straight into the action from the first lines and keeps up the pace right through to the very end which has an unexpected but satisfactory twist in the tail.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful, invigorating fantasy August 28, 2013
By Wench
Format:Kindle Edition
I've heard consistently good things about Nick Green's novels, The Cat Kin: 1- and I know him to be a witty blogger - but this is the first book of his I've read.

It's a beautiful, transporting fantasy, set in Bermuda, The heat, the seas, the colours and scents, the sea-breezes of Bermuda are a constant, and wonderfully evoked. I've never been to Bermuda, but after reading this book, I felt I had a sense of it. There's one phrase, describing the aftermath of a tropical storm - the `shaken tin-foil glitter' of the bright sun shining on the wet island. I could see it.

The book concerns characters who are out of place. The engaging heroine, Bibi, has felt out of place for her entire life. She's a tom-boy, and bound up with the grief she feels for her dead mother is the knowledge that she was never the girlie-girl her mother wanted.

Her relationship with her rich father is amiable rather than close. So long as they can talk about sailing and boats, they get along fine. But Bibi rather scorns her father's big, expensive boat. She prefers the little sailing boat belonging to her Bermudan friend, Hal, because sailing it brings her closer to the winds and currents. She loves Bermuda and its seas passionately.

Her father has married again, and this marriage has brought Bibi a step-brother, Michael. He has been ripped from his scholarship-pace at choir-school, from his friends, from Britain - and is truly out of place in hot, bright Bermuda. He is sulky and resentful.

Bibi does her best to befriend him, trying to interest him in sailing and her pirate games, but he is unresponsive until, out sailing on Hal's boat, they see a wild dolphin.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Of My New Favorite Books March 10, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Okay, so this book? Positively amazing. Practically flawless. Simply stunning. Do you understand how much I loved this?

I was hooked on this book from the very beginning. Bibi was an awesome, easy to like main character. Michael was slightly less easy to like, but as I continued to read this story, he really develops as a character, and you can't help but like him as well.

Now, onto the plot. I don't want to give anything away, but it reminded me of a certain movie that I loved when I was younger. That is really vague, I know, but I don't want to give away a single thing about the plot. You'll love it--that's all I need to say.

Every other chapter alternates between Bibi and Michael. I have to say that I liked Bibi's POV a lot more than Michael's, but I still really liked Michael's. It's just that Bibi was my favorite character in the whole book.

Now, I know that I've been raving about book endings lately, and I don't like to repeat myself, but holy poop! The ending was so amazingly awesome! I was trying not to cry, and then I was trying not to cheer! That's not an exaggeration, I was seriously holding back tears. I feel like there could easily be a sequel how the author ended it, but at the same time it can be a stand alone book as well. It is just so good!

As soon as I finished this, I rushed back to Goodreads because I had to become a fan of Nick Green, and I had to write a review telling people how stupendous this book is. This is the reason that I still buy free books on kindle; because among all the garbage, there's that one treasure. It sounds cheesy, but it's true.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A storm is coming ... February 9, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
There is nothing more wonderful than coming upon a writer for the first time. If you haven't read anything by Nick Green yet, you have a treat in store - several treats, actually, because once you've read one of his books, you'll want to read them all. But beware ... whether teen or adult, don't begin The Storm Bottle at night unless you're willing to stay up into the late hours. It's so engrossing that you won't be able to stop reading till you reach its very satisfying conclusion. Yes, it's that good!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful story, beautifully written.
This story was a wonderful surprise! If you love dolphins and have always been curious about these amazing creatures, you'll love this story. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Claire
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
I was hooked by the middle of the third page. This is an easy-reading book that not only engages the reader's mind, but warms the heart. I highly recommend it! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Ladyhawk
5.0 out of 5 stars Bermuda through a dolphin'eye
A switch, legends explained and the dream of swimming with dolphins accomplished. I felt the wind and the rolling water. Good read.
Published 4 months ago by Jackie Pryor
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story
I really liked this story. It was very different and gave a unique point of view from the dolphin's perspective. The ending was not what I was expecting. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Cynthia
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't miss this great story
Sheer magic from start to finish, this book is like a journey into another world, carried along safely by the storyteller's voice. And what a storyteller! Read more
Published 12 months ago by CK
5.0 out of 5 stars A twist at the end
A story of 12-year old Bibi and her summer of adventure with a dolphin. Bibi takes her step-brother for a boat ride on her friend, Hal`s boat. Read more
Published 18 months ago by tom gettler
4.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely charming
I'll admit that I don't usually like stories about animals (even though I'm totally in love with dolphins), but the Storm Bottle enchanted me almost immediately. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Suzy Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique book in every aspect
This book has great cover appeal. Dolphins, rays of light, and font, size, color, and orientation are perfect. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars SB
Very climactic, and action packed. I find myself wishing for a sequel. It is thrilling and mysterious with a tinge of sadness in it.
Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Experience Living As A Dolphin
Be ready for an exciting adventure, along with some sadness, depending on how you look at it.
Michael's Mother has married Bibi's father, and thus he has left England and... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Maureen
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