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Vicky Austin returns to an island to be with her grandfather, who is dying of cancer. At a funeral of a family friend she meets Adam, her brother's friend who she grows close to as the story progresses.
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Vicky is being openly pursued by two guys, a family friend she feels nothing but friendship for, and an old flame who tried to kill himself and pushes her for more than she wants to give him. All the while she finds herself falling for Adam, who has shown her she has a special gift. She can communicate with dolphins.

Vicky goes to the hospital when her grandfather needs a transfusion, and a child she had met before dies in her arms in the ER. She goes into shock and only Adam can snap her out of it.
The review of this Book prepared by Rachael High

Vicky Austin, a middling-teenage girl, is confused by the whirl of events around her that are escalating beyond her control. Her grandfather is dying of an incurable disease, and she becomes frightened when he adresses her as her dead grandmother. She also cannot understand her feelings about a triangle of young men who find her attractive.
The review of this Book prepared by Anne Walker

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Family, caring for ill    -   Yes Who is sick?    -   Grampa/ma because he/she is    -   physically ill Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   special abilities Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can talk to animals Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   on vacation Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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