Soul of an Octopus, by Sy Montgomery


Summary: The author got to know a few octopuses in a New England aquarium in order to study and write about the intelligence of octopuses. But her story ended up so much more than just a description of intelligence. It was one of friendship and grief as well.

My thoughts: Loved this book. The author was so heartfelt in all she said – it was obvious that she really loved her friends, the octopuses. There was a good mixture of facts about octopuses and her personal experiences with them, making the book both intellectually engaging and personal.

4 and half snowflakes

4 thoughts on “Soul of an Octopus, by Sy Montgomery

  1. I have heard good things about this book. It certainly sounds different. The Octopus thing sounds both interesting and odd. It is also unusual to combine that with what sounds like a personal account. I might give this a try.


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