D C Grant was born in Manchester, England but she didn’t stay there for long as the family moved to Lowestoft, Suffolk when she was four. She didn’t stay here for long either, moving to South Africa with her family when she was thirteen. This is where she found that she liked words to string words together and create a story out of thin air. Just when she thought her inter-continental moving days were over, she moved to New Zealand with husband and two daughters. Here she was first published by Scholastic NZ Ltd. Since then she has proceeded to write and publish books, expanding into digital ebooks as the format became more popular. While her first few books are set in New Zealand, later books expand into other parts of the world, drawing on her experiences whilst living in other countries. Her favorite authors are Lee Child and Bernard Cornwell and, while she reads diversely, she leans towards the mystery/thriller and historical fiction. So it is only right that she writes in these genres for children and young adults. D C Grant lives in a New York loft style apartment in Auckland, New Zealand with a slightly psychotic cat called Candy and drinks lots of coffee to power her through the late night writing sessions – because she’s a night owl! Find D C Grant at: www.dcgrant.co.nz https://www.facebook.com/dcgrantwriter https://www.goodreads.com/D_C_Grant https://dcgrantwriter.wordpress.com/
In Too Deepby D C Grant
The ordinary suburban life that Josh knew and took for granted disintegrates when his father announces that the family business has failed and Josh’s only solace is surfing the breaks at Piha, West Auckland. His humiliation deepens when he is beaten up by Bevan, the school bully who continues to harass him at every opportunity. Now Bevan’s ex-girlfriend
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The ordinary suburban life that Josh knew and took for granted disintegrates when his father announces that the family business has failed and Josh’s only solace is surfing the breaks at Piha, West Auckland. His humiliation deepens when he is beaten up by Bevan, the school bully who continues to harass him at every opportunity. Now Bevan’s ex-girlfriend is flirting with him and the financial pressure is breaking the family apart and Josh comes to realize that he is no better than the bully who torments him. When Josh is forced to make a critical decision will he conquer his resentment and do the right thing, or allow his anger to place others at risk?
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Keeps your interest the WHOLE book-- you'll hold your breath wondering if he's going to drown OR if the bully is going to get him this time--very well written
Even though I left, my teens a very long time ago, I enjoyed this book. I am sure it was written for teenagers, but it still had an interesting story that reminded me of my teen years. I definately recommend this book to teens and even those that are older that wish to have a fun quick read.
120 pages. Young adult book. Primarily for boys ages 15 to 18. Father looses job and family looses everything. Son is vindictive and being bullied. Well written. Lots of surfing action. Quite a bit of violence, which surprized me. I ratedthis on my opinion of the book. My grands were not interested. AD