This will be the first review in my “Book Reviews” category. I have so many books that I want to review but I must give them to you one at a time. I will start out by reviewing The Odyssey of KP2 by Terrie M. Williams. My brother gave me this book as a present last Christmas knowing that I have always been interested in marine animals. I started reading it while doing my internship in a sea turtle and whale hospital and absolutely loved it.
The author of the book is a researcher at UC Santa Cruz who studies marine animals like seals, dolphins, sea otters, and more. The book is all about the journey of an orphaned Hawaiian Monk Seal (KP2 is his name) who, after being handed around from place to place, ends up in the lab of the author and becomes an ambassador for his extremely endangered species. I don’t want to give away details of the book because I think you should definitely read it. It is heart warming and written in such a way that any person could pick it up and understand it. You feel like you are right there with the seal every step of the way. The Odyssey of KP2 is a truly inspirational book for someone like me who loves marine animals and conservation and hopes to work in wildlife rescue, but I honestly believe that any animal or ocean lover would enjoy this book.