Whale Song, by Cheryl Kaye Tardif is an incredible book I finished in less than 24 hours a few weekends ago. I read it from my Kindle app on my iPad. The book is free to Amazon prime members and only $1.99 for purchase on your Kindle.
I was prereading this book for Alex, but decided it is probably a bit too mature for her. But I LOVED it! I had trouble putting it down and, often in tears, finished it in 24 hours.
The book is about a young girl, Sarah, who is about to start 6th grade. Her father is a biologist and they move to Vancouver Island, Canada, so he can study killer whales. Sarah misses her best friend, but soon becomes friends with a neighbor, Goldie, who is a Nootka Indian. Goldie's brother had died the summer before and, according to the beliefs of her people, he is now a killer whale. When school starts, life gets very difficult for Sarah. And, later on, life gets tough at home, too. There are a lot of surprises in this book, and I don't want to give away too much!
This book deals with racism, bullying, death, and more. According to the author's website, it is a "haunting novel of tragedy, lies, love and forgivenes." I'll leave you with a video book trailer...
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