THE FACE IN THE WAVE
Joanne O. Rode
Greydon is a thirteen-year-old boy who loves the sea and the creatures in it. He volunteers at Marine Land and learns everything isn't as it seems. When he discovers an exotic creature and tries to protect it, his world collides with a reality he never expected, and holds a secret he vows never to reveal. Greydon’s mother is in the hospital and her fate is intertwined with the fate of the mermaid.
This story is about cetacean rights, the desire to protect those we love, and the hard choices one has to make when faced with a difficult ethical dilemma.