Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Glimmer Girls: A Dolphin Wish by Natalie Grant

I LOVE reading and reviewing children's books because my kiddos love to read just as much as I do. I was especially excited that the main focus of "A Dolphin Wish" was that the three girls Mia, Maddie and Lulu were all sisters sharing the special bond that my own girls have.

"A Dolphin Wish" is actually the second book in the series, which I did not know at first. Although, I think it truly can stand alone without having read the other book first. Mia, Maddie and Lulu are on vacation in San Diego with their parents and their nanny, Miss Julia. Their mom is a famous singer so they get to travel to new and exciting places all the time! One day, while the girls are on vacation, their family visits Captain Swashbuckler's Adventure Park and find their own little mystery to solve. The only problem is that Mia wants to figure it all out on her own, because Maddie figured out the last mystery. She wants to show her sister she can be just as adventurous.

But it becomes a problem when it becomes more of a competition with her sister than anything else. She admits to her mom that she has been harboring unkind feelings toward her sister since their last vacation to London, but her heart is really in the right place when she realizes why she truly wants to solve the mystery. Mia must learn to give her worries to God and let Him handle the rest.

This is really a fantastic story about sisters and Mia learning that she must let God rule her decisions. I think my girls will be able to relate to these sisters on many different levels as they seem so much like my own girls. They are strong, kind, God-loving, fun individuals who really have a heart for helping other people. I would say the reading level for this book is somewhere in the age range of 8-12 year olds. I know my oldest will absolutely love it. There is no talk of boys or crushes, or dating which I think is totally inappropriate for this age anyway. I have no complaints on this book whatsoever! I rate it as 5 stars.

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