Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Surrounded by Sharks by Michael Northrop

Davey and his family are on a long-awaited vacation on an island off the coast of Key West, Florida.

Davey's favorite thing to do is read, and on the first day of vacation he wakes up early and without telling anyone heads to a quiet spot on a secluded beach with his favorite book.

The water there is so warm and feels so good to Davey that he wades in farther and farther. Before he realizes it, he is up to his chest. But when he tries to swim to shore, he can't. Unbeknownst to him, there is a very strong riptide that is preventing him from swimming any closer. He is soon exhausted from his efforts and now must simply try to survive until someone rescues him.

Because the water is so clear, Davey can see fish swimming around below him. Some tiny fish nibble on his foot. He isn't panicking because he is sure someone will miss him soon and send a rescue team out to find him. Suddenly he sees a larger shadow below him ...

Read this exciting, fast-paced novel if you like books that you can read in one or two nights. I really couldn't stop reading this and read it in one afternoon - it was great!

Book trailer by Naomi Bates - thank you, Naomi!