This book, by award-winning recording artist Natalie Grant, is the second in the Glimmer Girls series and is a part of the Faithgirlz brand. Twins, Maddie and Mia, and their younger sister Lulu, are vacationing with their family in San Diego. They are excited to visit Captain Swashbuckler’s Adventure Park. Mia overhears a conversation that animals are being let out of their habitats. Eager to solve her own mystery, since Maddie got so much attention in London (in book 1), Mia searches for clues throughout the park and convinces her family to visit again the next day.
Natalie Grant has always been one of my favorite Christian music artists. I was excited to see that she published this book series. Knowing that she has three daughters (including twins) makes the story even more fun. The message is wholesome, lessons are learned, mentoring is given when needed, and the differences between right and wrong are made clear. This book revolves around Mia’s bitterness over Maddie’s punishment for running away in London. She feels that the discipline did not match the offense (I would agree with her). Throughout the book, her relationship with her twin is strained. Towards the end of the book, she has a conversation with her mom that leads to her forgiving Maddie. My 9 year old has enjoyed reading both this book and the first one in the series. There are several good discussion moments that can be found in both books. I would recommend this book for any young girls who are reading chapter books.
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A Dolphin Wish
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