The Neptune Challenge

The Neptune Challenge

by Polly Holyoke


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Danger lurks beneath. . . .

Genetically engineered to survive in the ocean, Nere and her friends are recovering from their treacherous journey to Safety Harbor, an undersea refuge founded by the scientists of the Neptune Project. But plenty of enemies prowl just outside the colony's boundaries, and when two of the children are kidnapped, Nere, her loyal dolphins, and the other Neptune kids must set out on an expedition even more perilous than their first.

Tasked with infiltrating the kidnapper's high-tech undersea base, Nere soon discovers that rescuing the missing Neptune kids isn't all there is to her mission: the secret to saving the world's oceans is hidden somewhere deep inside this vast fortress, and she and her friends will have to risk everything to find it.

With bloodthirsty shark mutates and savage kids roaming the corridors, will Nere and her companions find a way to save their friends, themselves, and their underwater world? The stakes couldn't be higher in this thrilling sequel to the award-winning The Neptune Project.

Praise for The Neptune Project

  • 2014-2015 Texas Bluebonnet Master List
  • Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award nominee
  • Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year, 2014
  • 2015 Buckeye Children's Book Award nominee

"Holyoke keeps her prose well-pitched to her audience...this suspenseful, undersea dystopia should keep middle schoolers hooked."
- Kirkus Reviews

"The book revels in the beauty of the underwater world and the creatures that inhabit it. The relationship between the teenagers and the dolphins-who actually become characters themselves-is especially well crafted. The Neptune Project will attract male and female readers."

"[L]ots of adventure, suspense, and underwater scenes . . . [for] readers who are looking for a slightly different dystopian adventure or those who just dream of living in the ocean and playing with dolphins."
- School Library Journal

"This fast-paced science fiction adventure with well-developed characters offers a vivid and exciting oceanic setting complete with villains, dangerous sea creatures, and protective dolphin friends."
- Horn Book

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484715710
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 05/10/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 126,114
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Polly Holyoke ( grew up in Colorado where she spent her childhood skiing, camping, reading, and dreaming up stories. Polly went on to graduate from Middlebury College, become a middle school social studies teacher, and write The Neptune Project. She lives in Plano, Texas with her husband and their two daughters, as well as two cats, two Chihuahuas, and a Beagle.

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The Neptune Challenge 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Neptune Challenge held my attention the whole time! I couldn't put down the book! The Neptune Challenge was a great sequel to The Neptune Project! The book was soooooo good I litteraly finished it in a day and a half! It was that good. I can't wait to see if there will be a third book. I am so sad that the book ended. I hope the books become a trilogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I so hope that she writes a million more books fieshed this one in half a day absolutly hooking!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nere and here freinds finally make it to the neptune colony, you may have thought the adventure would end there, not even close! As Nere and her freinds finally start to settle, a great enemy faces them, will Nere finally learn to trust her freinds? In this epic quest here freindships are put to the test completely, find out more by reading the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope for a third book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really hope she wrights a third book, becausethis siries is AMAZING!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont do math at 10:13 on a school night. HOW MUCH LONGER??????? So bored. So lazy