This book was okay. Like its predecessor, Formerly Shark Girl was told in poems and letters. There wasn't much conflict or plot, and many of Jane's actions were predictable. I felt that Formerly Shark Girl was written just to tie up loose ends from Shark Girl. Having read Shark Girl, I did want to find out what happened to Jane and other characters, so this book felt a lot like an extended ending. However, I don't think that this book was as emotionally compelling as Shark Girl. I understand why Jane was so torn between art and nursing. I also really liked that the reader got to see some of the letters written to Jane to understand the pressure she felt. I don't think this book was as emotional as Shark Girl. This is a relatively quick read, and I would recommend it to realistic fiction fans in sixth grade and up.