‘Everything in nature speaks. Not everything in nature listens,’ said Octavius nodding Topside.”
Benji Fisher has spent the first twelve years of his life growing up in a small fishing town Topside. He’s gotten used to the gang of dolphins who follow him on his surfboard and the voices he hears under the water; odd things that have, in their repetition, become part of normal everyday life.
However, none of that prepares him for the recruitment speech he gets from an octopus named Octavius and three of the dolphins the night before his thirteenth birthday.
What would you do if your ‘calling’ in life required you to take a leap/dive of faith? Would you take the plunge?
Sometimes, I am really grateful that I review books, because it makes me find new books I may not have come across otherwise, or even made myself read to the end. If it wasn’t a review copy, I may not have known of it, and that would be a shame because this book was amazing. The world building was absolutely fantastic and I adored the concept and level of details.
It starts off immediately interesting, and we are introduced to Benji, whom bullies call the fishboy. He can hear the classroom goldfish, who also calls him fishboy. (Fishes in this book are quite sharp and sarcastic.)