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Into the Blue by Ben M. Baglio
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I decided to read Into the Blue, because one of the items on my challenge this year was to read a book with a dolphin on the cover.

The first book in the Dolphin Diaries series, Into the Blue starts with Jody and her family getting ready to leave on a year-long sailing trip where they will study Dolphins. Both of her parents are marine biologists and this is a dream come true expedition. The only catch? They have to include another scientist, Dr. Jefferson Taylor, sent by their corporate sponsor, PetroCo. He's not the friendliest of guys, but they all can deal with him. Unfortunately, he's not the only unwelcome tag-along. Just before they are ready to set sail, a snobby girl close to her own age shows up demanding to be taken to "Harry Pierce's yacht." Well, Harry is their captain and it turns out the snobby girl is his daughter, Brittany, sent by his ex-wife while she went on a trip to Paris. Determined to make the best of things, Jody is excited as they start off on their journey, especially when she meets a dolphin she names Apollo.

A solid beginning of a series, where this story concludes, but leaves some unanswered questions sure to be explored in later books in the series. (Not a cliff-hanger ending!) I'd recommend for the lower end of middle grade readers, especially ones that love dolphins and marine life. C+ rating.

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Reading Progress

June 19, 2015 – Shelved
June 19, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
March 4, 2016 – Started Reading
March 4, 2016 –
page 20
March 4, 2016 –
page 47
March 5, 2016 –
page 67
41.1% "Jody's mom dives in order to film and interact with the dolphin Jody has named Apollo."
March 5, 2016 –
page 84
51.53% "They learn of an approaching storm and are going to try and outrun it."
March 5, 2016 –
page 99
March 6, 2016 –
page 112
March 6, 2016 –
page 127
March 6, 2016 –
page 144
March 6, 2016 – Finished Reading

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