The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is such a sweet (and at times bittersweet) story of the connection octopuses have with humans. They are fascinating sea creatures that are incredibly smart with very interesting personalities. This is not a scientific discourse on the cephalopod mollusk but a story behind three specific octopuses, Octavia, Kali, and Karma, from the New England Aquarium. Sy Montgomery spent many hours connecting with these girls, following their short lifespan. She is able to connect the reader to these wonderful animals through her stories and make you feel like you know them just as intimately as if you were the one visiting daily.
This is a very touching book that will make you want to go out to your local aquarium and just sit and stare at the octopuses. If you do, perhaps you'll make a new friend.
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