Kima by A.H. Amin

Kima by A.H. Amin
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Childrens, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Historical
Length: Short Story (126 pages)
Age Recommendation: 8+
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Astilbe

Christmas Eve 1928 gave birth to a yearly phenomenon in South Africa. A herd of false killer whales were found beached upon the shore. It has also given birth to the story of two young children who meet an old woman named Kima. Kima somehow knows why this has happened, but that’s not all she knows. The children, Alex and Alice, realize that there is more to this woman that what meets the eye, and ear. She will reveal to them a tale, a mysterious story she claims was passed on to her by a mythical Black Seagull.

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Animals can be smarter creatures than any human would have ever guessed was possible.

One of the things I liked the most about the animals in this book was how different their understanding of the world were when compared to the way a human being would interpret the same events. There were times when I needed to sit and think for a moment about what these characters were describing to the audience before I realized what they were talking about. Their descriptions were clearer to understand once I’d done this once or twice, but I liked the fact that I needed to put a little effort in at first to see where they were coming from.

I found it challenging to get to know the large cast of characters in this story. There simply wasn’t enough time to explore anyone’s personality or backstory in depth. That made it difficult for me to bond to the characters since I didn’t know a lot about them and the scenes switched between various points of few so often. If not for this issue, I would have chosen a much higher rating for it as the plot itself was well done.

Figuring out the right age group for this story was a bit of a challenge in the beginning. The narrators talked about serious topics like death and grief, but they did it in a way that was poetic instead of frightening. As someone who reads a lot of fiction meant for children and teenagers, it made me happy to see a story for elementary students tackle sensitive subjects like these with so much empathy. While I would recommend readers be aware of the themes ahead of time, I do think this is an appropriate read for children who are eight or older.

Kima is the kind of fable that I’d recommend to adults and children alike. It has something for anyone who is old enough to read something a little longer than is usual for this genre.

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