Judul : Ingo
Penulis : Helen Dunmore
Penerbit : PT. Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Jumlah Halaman : 312 halaman
ISBN : 9780007204885
Harga : -
Rating : 3/5 stars
Can you resist the call of the Deep? I wish I was away in Ingo, Far across the sea, Sailing over the deepest waters, Where love nor care can trouble me...
Sapphire's father mysteriously vanishes into the waves off the Cornwall coast where her family has always lived. She misses him terribly, and she longs to hear his spellbinding tales about the Mer, who live in the underwater kingdom of Ingo. Perhaps that is why she imagines herself being pulled like a magnet toward the sea. But when her brother, Conor, starts disappearing for hours on end, Sapphy starts to believe she might not be the only one who hears the call of the ocean.
Ingo is a delightful story full of beautifully serene imagery and magic. It’s a children’s book, yes, but it captured my attention and I’m very glad to have come across it.
It’s about an eleven-year-old girl and her older brother who lose their father one day when he takes out his boat and disappears. The children are the only two people in town (with the exception of Granny Carne) who believe that he is still alive. They discover an underwater world called Ingo, where they meet Faro and Elvira, who are mer. Sapphire becomes extremely connected to Ingo, far more than her brother Connor, and soon finds out that though it is a beautiful, interesting place to be, there are dangers there too. The storyline is a bit old—loss of parent, introduction of other parent’s boyfriend/girlfriend, child coping with the loss of parent and dislike of the new family member—but the fact that Sapphire’s dad might not really be gone keeps it interesting.