The Turning

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TheTurning.jpgThe Turning (Greenwillow Books, 2018) by Emily Whitman is SO good! It's compelling from the first line to the end. I had so much sympathy for the main character. And his family.

Aran is a selkie. He lives at sea with the clan. But unlike the others he is always in longlimbs as he has no selkie skin to transform him into a seal. He prays to the moon to give him one so he can dive without needing to surface for breath, so he can swim long distances and keep up with the others. Then he finds out his mother has kept a secret from him and he may never get a pelt. Aran will risk everything to be a full selkie--even living on land.

What a magical story of a convincing world! (The book has a cool cover too.) You really don't want to miss reading this book that has been chosen as a Junior Library Guild Selection.

Read Emily's About Me to learn some of the inspiration for this book. The author has also written YA books--you can read about them here.

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