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Surrounded by Sharks
     

Surrounded by Sharks

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by Michael Northrop
 

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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

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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...

This adventure by New York Times bestselling author Michael Northrop will make readers think twice before taking a dip in the water.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Praise for Surrounded by Sharks:

"This story strikes a balance of suspense and action... For reluctant readers and fans of survival stories." -- School Library Journal

Praise for TombQuest:

"Northrop balances pathos and action effectively to engage readers. Funny and smart." -- Kirkus Reviews

"The plot moves quickly and will appeal to reluctant readers looking for adventure [and] danger." -- School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545615464
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2016
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
349,066
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


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 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection and an NPR Backseat Book Club Pick. 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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Surrounded by Sharks 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its awesome
Andrew_of_Dunedin More than 1 year ago
Davey Tsering saw the “No Swimming” sign.  But it wasn't even upright, tipped over on the sand – and he wasn't going to swim, just wade … Michael Northrup's new novel, “Surrounded by Sharks”, appears on the surface to be just a formulaic story aimed at the non-adult reader.  However, this novel is about what is UNDER the surface – and that also applies to any preconceived notions of the plot!   The author spends most of the novel alternating between two scenes … Davey, as he drifts further and further from shor and his situation gets more and more complicated – and his family / the authorities, who are trying to find out how he might have vanished from a resort on an isolated island off Key West.  Mr. Northrup does a fantastic job at creating and building suspense, as Davey drifts in to deeper water and learns he's not alone in the water – and as it becomes obvious to the adults on the island that his disappearance may not have played out as they thought.  Toss in some likeable characters, and you have a winning book that is NOT just for school-agers. RATING: 5 Stars. DISCLOSURE:  I received this book at no cost as part of the Goodreads FirstRead program.  There was no charge, but a fair and unbiased review is always requested – but not mandated – as a part of that ongoing promotion.