Posted in 2014-2015 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Surrounded by Sharks, by Michael Northrop

Surrounded by SharksSummary:  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.

Scholastic

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One thought on “Surrounded by Sharks, by Michael Northrop

  1. This book is about a young boy, Davey, who went on vacation with his family who he apparently doesn’t care for. In the early morning he slips off by himself to go swimming in a “no swimming” area. He is dragged out to sea and must survive until he is rescued.
    All-in-all it didn’t impress me. The plot was slow building and hard to follow. The characters weren’t likeable and I didn’t establish a connection with them. Setting it to Newberry standards I say no.

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