Kid’s Book Review: The Storm Swimmer

Kid’s Book Review: The Storm Swimmer

About the Book and Author

From Clare Weze this is story about a friendship between a girl called Ginika and a magical character called Peri, who can swim through the water like a dolphin.

Readers will join Ginika and Peri as they dive beneath the waves and walk the lands that will take them into each other’s worlds on an adventure they will never forget.



Clare Weze

Clare Weze grew up in London and Yorkshire and has British and Nigerian* heritage. She writes for both adults and children and has always written around her day job, starting out as a hairdresser in London’s West End, then moving on to a science degree, postgraduate studies and work in the fields of biomedical and environmental research.

Books had a huge effect on her as a child, and her aim is to recreate that sense of discovery in her readers. Writing for children allows her to take her ideas to their ultimate, wildest conclusions.

We also reviewed The Lightening Catcher, published by Bloomsbury in 2021.

Book Review

My favourite scene was when Ginika meets Peri for the first time, and they both try to speak each other's languages

This book is about a girl called Ginika who finds a humanoid creature who lives in the sea, and decides to show him what it’s like on land. Together they explore the town she is staying in, making friends along the way.

I found this book quite light throughout, but it got darker nearer the end. The story reminds me of the book The Little Mermaid in the way that it is about somebody who becomes close to a person very different from them (who was also from the sea!)

My favourite character is Ted because he is funny and has a good personality. He also has a good character development as he deals with the ups and downs of being injured in a wheelchair.

My favourite scene was when Ginika meets Peri for the first time, and they both try to speak each other’s languages.

I think this book is aimed at people roughly 10-12 years old, but anyone would enjoy it.

If you enjoy fantasy or magic genres, this is a good book to try. It doesn’t have a main genre, but it includes both of those elements.


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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Ivan
  • Age: 11 years
  • Likes: origami, pizza and drawing
  • Dislikes: peas and Donald Trump
  • Favourite Book: Gargantis by Thomas Taylor
  • Favourite Song: Space Oddity by David Bowie
  • Favourite Film: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince