If any book could start a movement, this one might be it.
The story starts out with some elements that made me think of Disney’s wonderful film, Moana, but then evolves into something quite different. I really wasn’t sure where it was headed and I was surprised several times. I think this could make a nice Pixar film. It deals with themes of family, growing up, independence, and global earth issues.
I’m no marine biologist but as a surfer I spend a lot of time in the ocean. Learning about the corals was so fascinating! At times the story was really depressing, especially reading it right now in the middle of the pandemic. But it was also filled with hope. I enjoyed the fact section at the end, it made a nice addition to the story. Last, the illustrations were beautifully done.