by Roland Smith


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Pat O'Toole and his brother, Coop, are on the run from an enemy that specializes in hiding in plain sight. Along with their new companion, Kate, they've narrowly escaped a cultlike community situated beneath the streets of New York City. Kate has lived underground since birth, and the world above thrills her, but it's treacherous as well. With the cult's leader -- Kate’s grandfather -- hatching a new scheme of global consequence, the three runaways may be the only ones who can stop him. Will they face him head-on, or will they spend the rest of their lives as fugitives?

The adventure that started Beneath concludes Above in this action-packed middle-grade thriller by Roland Smith!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545564908
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/27/2018
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 109,015
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Roland Smith first worked with animals at the Oregon Zoo, and he has been involved in animal rescues and conservation work around the world for more than twenty years. He is the author of numerous books for young readers, including Jack's Run, Zach's Lie, Peak, the Cryptid Hunters series, and the Storm Runners series. He is also the co-author of numerous picture books with his wife, Marie. Roland lives with Marie on a farm south of Portland, Oregon. You can find him online at www.rolandsmith.com.

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Above 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My brother got me to read this he said it was awsome and holycow he was rite hope you love this sierese to. 5 stars
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
Do you like adventure? Do you like books with lots of suspense and action? Then I recommend you try Above! At first, I honestly didn’t expect the book to be as awesome as it was because the plot did not seem to be interesting enough to be enjoyable. It seemed like the protagonists were just going to meet the antagonists and fight, so I was excited when the plot started to get interesting. I recommend this book to teenagers around 12-13 years of age because this book is a little more intense than some younger kids would like. Above is a book about three teenagers, Pat O’Toole, his brother Coop, and Kate, a girl who has lived underground her entire life. Kate’s parents were murdered by her grandfather, who was named Lawrence at birth, but changed his name to Lod (Lord of the Deep). Lod is trying to gain power by killing all the leaders of the world above ground. Kate suddenly disappears and Coop, Pat, and Alex, a librarian who used to work for Lod, find out she has been kidnapped by Lod and his team. Although Kate acted relaxed and happy with Lod, she was trying to escape, leaving clues behind for the others to follow. Then things turn for the worse when Lod finds out that Kate has been lying to him. Lod plans to kill her for her disobedience. Then Alex goes missing, and when Pat and Coop find him, all three of them are trapped by Lod and his group. Will they escape Lod’s evil grasp? Or will they be killed before they can escape his team? I rate this book 4 stars because even though it has lots of excitement and suspense, the main characters don’t have a big enough backstory, at least in my opinion. Since each part of the book it is exciting in its own way, I couldn’t really find a favorite part, but I mainly enjoy the situations where they try to escape from Lod. Ryan S. 11, Mensa Alaska
neverwearmatchingsox More than 1 year ago
Coop, Pat and Kate have all escaped Beneath, much to the dismay of the POD. The trio decide to meet in Portland (Oregon. Smith is a Portland native) hoping that they will all actually be able to reunite there. Filled with a few twists and turns, Smith does a nice job continuing the adventure and potentially leaving it open for yet another title in the series. This is a "go-to" series for me when talking with kids about books