They Were Dolphins, by T. Pascal
Genre: Coming of age
Rating: 5 stars
The boy believes he’s a dolphin. Why? Well, this is one of those stories that I don’t want to say too much about, because it unfolds slowly before your eyes, showing you the boy’s life through a series of good, bad, naive, criminal, endearing, and tragic events. It’s a sort of meandering tale with all sorts of interesting things along the way. The protagonist grew on me over the course of the story, to the point that I wanted to reach through the ereader and give him a hug.
It’s almost bittersweet. More bitter than sweet. It’s almost a happy ending, but not really at all.
I leave this story wanting all the children of the world to be loved.