Author: Catherine Hapka
Avery has just moved to southern California with her mom after her parents’ divorce. She dreams of swimming with dolphins, but a near-drowning incident years ago has left her fearful of the ocean. Maria longs for space and quiet among her big, loud family. She dreams of acceptance to a prestigious art program for her drawings of dolphins, but knows her parents think art is impractical. Then a unique-looking dolphin leads the two girls to meet in a secluded cove. As Avery and Maria observe the dolphin and become friends, they push each other to overcome their fears. But their opposing backgrounds and personalities lead to a disagreement that threatens to tear their friendship apart. When it seems their special dolphin is in trouble, can they overcome their differences and help the dolphin—and each other—before it’s too late?