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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a5.068451
A suspenseful sci-fi escapade plucks two children out of the ocean for a thrilling adventure.

Thirteen-year-old Aluna has lived her entire life under the ocean with the Coral Kampii in the City of Shifting Tides. But after centuries spent hidden from the Above World, her colony’s survival is at risk. The Kampii’s breathing necklaces are failing, but the elders are unwilling to venture above water to seek answers. Only headstrong Aluna and her friend Hoku are stubborn and bold enough to face the terrors of land to search for way to save their people. But can Aluna’s fierce determination and fighting skills and Hoku’s tech-savvy keep them safe? Set in a world where overcrowding has led humans to adapt — growing tails to live under the ocean or wings to live on mountains — here is a ride through a future where greed and cruelty have gone unchecked, but the loyalty of friends remains true.
Paperback, 368 pages
Published on February 12, 2013 by Candlewick
ISBN-10: 0763662593
ISBN-13: 9780763662592
12 Book Reviews
  • jjthebookworm
    jjthebookwormover 6 yearsFeatured
    An underwater city, broken breathing necklaces, and two kids. What happens if your city was losing people at an amazing pace, and you were the only one who could save them? Aluna is a girl in the City of Shifting Tides, a hidden world, safe from the Above World. But as Aluna prepares to receive her tail, people start dying, and fast. When she realizes that only the youngest Kampii can save them, she departs for the Above World, prepared to fight for her peoplepeople, with her best friend. An exiting "tail" of adventure and exitment, this dystopian sci-fi book is perfect for any mermaid, or science lover.
    • roxey
      roxeyover 8 years55 stars
      its about people who can breath underwater and two of them go above world to fix there breathing necaleses am 9 and I read in 4 days