The music of dolphins

Raised by Wolves : Or dolphins, in Mila's case.

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While she insists on simplicity in framing the story, she also employs a high-wire writing technique, having Mila tell the story first in halting, little words in big type , then in more complex, fluid words in small type , so that the language and themes become increasingly sophisticated. Raised by Wolves : Or dolphins, in Mila's case. Beck gives her. Now a teenager, Mila is captured by a government surveillance plane and brought to a research center for study. The cover is really pretty, but now it bothers me that the depiction of Mila on it is whitewashed. She is captured on a cay and taken to a scientific research facility, where she is taught to be a human and Doctor Beck who help her in her struggle to learn English and about human life. Mila's longing for the sea and her dolphin family is so achingly palpable that her return is equally believable. Characters[ edit ] Mila: The protagonist of the story, a girl raised by dolphins. At one point, Mila learns that her real name could be Olivia, and that her father, who is Cuban , is alive. Parental Abandonment : Mila's father sends her a letter claiming that, for some reason, he is not allowed to come to the United States to visit her.

Shay has lived in complete isolation and therefore is far less developed than Mila. Beck gives her.

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But Mila had language for a while before the plane crash, so her brain was developed enough to learn it. Characters[ edit ] Mila: The protagonist of the story, a girl raised by dolphins. Zeebra Books As moving as a sonnet, as eloquently structured as a bell curve, this book poignantly explores the most profound of themes--what it means to be human.

Not So Different : At one point, Mila thinks this about humans and dolphins Tropes: Bittersweet Ending : Mila is ultimately unable to fully integrate into human society, and her physical health begins rapidly deteriorating.

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The Music of Dolphins by Karen Hesse