A thrilling survival story from Michael Northrop, the acclaimed author of TRAPPED.
He couldn't sleep. That's how it all started.
When Davey wakes, just as the sun is rising, he can't wait to slip out of the crammed hotel room he's sharing with his family. Leave it to his parents and kid brother to waste an entire day of vacation sleeping in! Davey heads straight for the beach, book and glasses in hand, not bothering to leave a note. As the sparkling ocean entices him, he decides to test the water, never mind that "No Swimming" sign. But as the waves pull him farther from shore, Davey finds himself surrounded by water -- and something else, too. Something circling below the surface, watching, waiting. It's just a matter of time.
Michael Northrop is the New York Times bestselling author of TombQuest, an epic book and game adventure series featuring the magic of ancient Egypt. He is also the author of Trapped, an Indie Next List Selection, and Plunked, a New York Public Library best book of the year and an NPR Backseat Book Club selection. An editor at Sports Illustrated Kids for many years, he now writes full-time from his home in New York City. Learn more at www.michaelnorthrop.net.
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Great book, but could be a bit better. SPOILERS AHEAD, BEWARE!!
My class read this for a read aloud, and as I expected, a great book. But there’s a few things that could have made it better ( not saying it’s a bad book, I recommend it).
1- More thrill. I feel like most of Davey’s perspectives weren’t as shark filled as I thought. ( SPOILER 🚨) The sharks pop up in the middle, if not further, in the book. The shark attacks happens at the last few chapters. I just wanted to see more sharks throughout the other chapters, earlier on in the book. But overall, his chapters were great, and thrilling ( but still, not with many sharks).
2- Characters can be annoying at times. The characters become more likable throughout the book, and end off being very likable. But the first 10 chapters or so, the parents were annoying. They would walk around ( SPOILER 🚨)the island looking around for missing Davey. And the worst part, they didn’t worry. And the even WORSE part is that this isn’t the first time he ran away from them. PARENTS OF THE YEAR AWARD!! 🥇It takes them until the middle-ish to start worrying.
Despite these complaints, try it out for yourself. I thought this was a great book. It may seem I might have expected to much from 1, but hey, It’s scholastic, what do you expect, missing limbs?
4.3- Great and Enjoyable
Surrounded by sharks
Dis book was gud 🙂
It was ok
There wasn’t a lot of what I thought there was going to be