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Surrounded By Sharks

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Surrounded By Sharks

Reading Michael Northrop's SURROUNDED BY SHARKS was like sitting in the first row on the fastest rollercoaster at the carnival. It was thrilling, action-packed and even terrifying at times. But just like any exciting endeavor, whether it be a rollercoaster ride or a riveting read, SURROUNDED BY SHARKS leaves its reader with a pounding heart and a desire to do it again.

Reading Michael Northrop's SURROUNDED BY SHARKS was like sitting in the first row on the fastest rollercoaster at the carnival.

It was thrilling, action-packed and even terrifying at times.The story surrounds (pun intended) the Tsering family, which consists of the parents, Tam and Pamela; and their two sons, Davey and Brando; who decide to go on an island vacation to spend quality time together. However, this doesn't sit too well with Davey, who is an awkward, slightly nerdy teenage boy who prefers to spend his time alone and curled up with a good book as opposed to with his family. On their first morning on the island, Davey goes rogue and sneaks away from his family while they're asleep. When they awaken, they can't find him anywhere. Where could he have possibly gone? It is an island...

As a whole, I really enjoyed this book. It is a great, quick read that is thoroughly engaging. I loved the way the narrative switched between the characters, providing an element of dramatic irony that made the story all the more compelling. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone. It really is fantastic. 

Reviewed by Cheritta J., Teen Board Member on June 25, 2014

Surrounded By Sharks
by Michael Northrop

  • Publication Date: June 28, 2016
  • Genres: Fiction, Suspense
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN-10: 0545615461
  • ISBN-13: 9780545615464