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Swim to Me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2008

    This is an entertaining character study

    In 1973, seventeen years old Delores Walker leaves her troubled family home in the Bronx. She takes the bus heading south where she obtains work as a mermaid at Weeki Wachee Springs in Florida, which she believes is a miracle of sorts as she is not pretty.-------------------- Shockingly, Delores becomes the star somewhat because she is nice and displays enthusiasm in her work and somewhat her imagination with productions like the Merfather spoof brings in audiences who had been going toDisney. Her peers think she is the best and anyone who gets to know her feels likewise. TV producer Alan Sommers sees a chance to work with a human interest story angle on the most popular mermaid, but needs to muddy up the water perhaps with skeletons from the Bronx. Delores tries to remain true to her kind self as she becomes almost famous as a local TV ¿weatherwoman¿ and the invasion of the extended Walker family, but is grateful for wise mentoring by gentle circus giant T. Rex and mermaid attraction owner Thelma Foote.------------------- This is an entertaining character study held in focus by Delores, a likable star attraction. The caring Delores turns the lonely, slick and ambitious into being kinder and friendlier as everyone including readers (with the exception perhaps of her runaway father) feels her warmth and subsequently a need to change. Betsy Carter provides an uplifting historical that brings to life the impact of Disneyworld on 1970s Florida.------------ Harriet Klausner

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    Good

    Very enjoyable. It reminded me of Swamplandia and Like Water for Elephants.

    A unique story of a family that falls apart and has to rebuild itself. The Walkers will stay with you for awhile.

    Hard to put down.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    I enjoyed this story. Agree with the other reviewer. Reminded

    I enjoyed this story. Agree with the other reviewer. Reminded me of Swamplandia. The story is about a young girl who leaves her mother and brother to become a mermaid in a swim show in Florida. It takes place during the 1970's. The characters are enjoyable and not offensive. Good read for the summer at the beach.

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  • Posted August 1, 2013

    eh okay

    I don't think I would highly recommend this to anyone. While it was an ok story I found her ending was not satisfactory.

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  • Posted July 22, 2013

    Not what I expected

    Didn't have much of a storyline and moved rather slow. I've actually visited Weeki Wachi a few times, and their description and my memories don't exactly match. Sorry, but it really wasn't worth the time.

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    Posted July 26, 2013

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