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Shark Beneath the Reef

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  • Posted May 27, 2009

    book review by Cameron Wilson

    Book Review Outline
    Book title and author: Shark Beneath the Reef by Jean Craighead George
    Title of review:
    Number of stars (1 to 5):4

    Introduction
    This book is about a kid who hears about a shark killing many people in his hometown and he goes through many obstacles to try and kill the shark so the people of his village can go swimming.

    Description and summary of main points
    Ramon hears from people in the village that many people are getting killed by this shark. So he doesn't believe until one day one of his friends Tomas is swimming with him and a big shark kills him. So every day when he goes to the ocean he brings a spear with him and goes on a hunt to try to kill the shark.

    Evaluation
    I really liked the book because it had a lot of action. I liked how it had to with the ocean and how it really explained the landscape so it seemed liked you where there and you could picture everything in your mind. And you just wanted to keep reading the book because it you wanted to see if he actually killed the shark or if he gets killed.

    Conclusion
    Ramon hears from people in the village that many people are getting killed by this shark. So he doesn't believe until one day one of his friends Tomas is swimming with him and a big shark kills him. So every day when he goes to the ocean he brings a spear with him and goes on a hunt to try to kill the shark. And I really liked how it had so much action. I truly enjoyed the book and I hope that you end up reading the book because Im sure that you will like the book too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2008

    Fisherman or Marine Biologist

    The book The Shark Beneath the Reef is about a family in Baja California, and one of the kids in the family just finished 8th grade and has all summer to decide whether or not if he wants to continue school or become a fisherman with his grandpa and uncle. One day as Tomas (the kid) goes with his grandpa and uncle, he dives into a reef and looks at all of the wonderful sea creatures. On one of his dives, he sees a shark about ten feet long. He did not get a good look, but he believes that it is a whale shark. Around this time there are a lot of Japanese fishing company boats that are taking all of the fish which makes it hard for Tomas¿ to catch fish to make money fishing. Therefore, to help his family out he plans to try to catch the shark and sell it for a lot of money. Now will Tomas catch the shark, and will he become a fisherman or a marine biologist. Read and find out. Two things that I liked about the book is that it had a great plot and one of Tomas¿ friends José makes fireworks that are really big. Several things that I didn¿t like about the book is that it talked too much about their holidays and not about fishing, also it took too long to get to the exciting parts. In addition, I really did not like how it ended. I would recommend this book to people that like books about sharks or fish, and are patient readers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2007

    Good book for children to read.

    It was very fun to read, and it opened my eyes to how a young poor boy saw his life and how he had to grow up fast.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2004

    This is definately NOT the best book in the world...

    This book is not very good at all. It is a boy who swims with sharks and that is ALL that is interesting. It is so dry, that I fell asleep during the fist page. Literally , which is pretty sad. It is not a book that I would recamend at all!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2001

    I think people who are ito oceanography and sharks would like this book.

    I am reading Shark Beneath the Rerf with my languge arts class and we are almost done with it. As I said before we are not yet finished, but right now I would rate it 2 stars. Another thing I said was that if you are into oceanography/sharks or even both you would really enjoy this book. It is about this boy named Tomas, and he swims with the sharks.

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