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Book Review: Song of the Deep by Brian Hastings

Sterling Children's Books Published July 12, 2016 176 Pages
Sterling Children’s Books
Published July 12, 2016
176 Pages

Merryn and her father live in a little cottage by the sea. Each and everyday her father goes out to sea to collect fish to sell and eat. And each and every day he returns home in time for dinner. One day he doesn’t come back and in a vision, Merryn see’s her father being dragged under sea by a dangerous creature. She knows she must save him.

Merryn builds a submarine and using the lullabies sang by her father, she looks for him.

*short review*

 This book got a bit of a low rating on goodreads and I don’t agree with that. This was a wonderful quick read and perfect for children. Merryn is 12 years old and I loved the fact that the author made her a mechanic/engineer of some sort. She loves building and fixing things and she does it really well. I love the creativity in this and the ease it provides her.

The story overall is really simple. It moves a bit slow but things pick up fairly soon. There isn’t stop your heart danger but again this is a children’s book. I do however wish this book was more whimsical.  I wanted more fantasy more mythology out of it. This book could have been longer and detailed.

As stated before the book was a bit slow but it also lacked some kind of intensity and passion as well. Merryn took things rather well for a 12 year old girl. It would have been nice to see more emotion and more of a relationship with her father.

I would also like to add that this book is a video game and although I haven’t had the chance to play it yet, I have heard a lot of good things about it. Overall, I would recommend this book for preteens and younger. It was a good one for the shelf.

4 Pickles