Nim has spent most of her life on a deserted island with her father and she loves it. She has a routine and that routine doesn't change when her father announces that he is going off to search for plankton for three days. Nim decides to stay behind and take care of things at home. She has help--her sea lion friend, Selkie; and her marine iguana friend Fred. She maintains the garden, picking what she needs to eat; she notes the scientific information that her fatherwould want to know; and she checks his email, informing those who write that her father will reply later. Nim doesn't realize that she is lonely until she begins emailing with Alex Rover, the popular adventure author. Nim assists with the writer's research and looks forward to "e-mail time." Things are going fine until her father doesn't return when he's supposed to...now what's going to happen?
Nim is a smart, strong, brave little heroine. She's spunky and self-assured and knows how to take care of herself and her island. A fun story with a good female character. Interested to read the sequel.