Really good YA novel by newbery medalist Karen Hesse.
Mila, a young girl has been raised by dolphins, then 'rescued' by humans who try to teach her the 'benefits' of human-style living. Milla, to the dismay of the researchers studying the rescued girl, would still prefer to live with her dolphin friends. Can Mila escape from her rescuers, who are angry at her ingratitude (and loath to lose a research subject) to return to her friends in the sea?
One of the best YA books I have ever read. Karen Hesse has a remarkable ability to see things from a young person's perspective, and present it in a unique way. She made me think about what it is to be "human" and "civilized". I read a lot of YA literature even though I'm in my 60"s. I think it's the Librarian wanna-be in me, and this was terrific. I highly recommend it for any age, but especially young people.
With the discovery of feral children, this book forces you so see things from a very different perspective. It was a required book for Child Development course and I re-read it several times just for pleasure. Excellent book and good for teenage readers.
This was an interesting fictional story of a feral child raised by dolphins of all things. You can find true stories of feral children on Wikipedia. This one though less feasible was very philosophical. It really made you think about what is to be a human.