I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916

Book 2 of 18 in the I Survived Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 5R3.910272
Based on true events! It's the summer of 1916 and the Jersey shore is being terrorized by a Great White shark. Can 10-year-old Chet and his friends survive a swim in the local creek?

In the summer of 1916, ten year-old Chet Roscow is captivated by the local news: A great white shark has been attacking and killing people up and down the Atlantic coast, not far from Chet's hometown of Springfield, New Jersey.

Then one day, swimming with his friends, Chet sees something in the water ...
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published on September 1, 2010 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 054520688X
ISBN-13: 9780545206884
96 Book Reviews
  • tealrancher
    tealrancher11 months44 stars
    Really good if you like gory stuff. If you are more of a boy crazy gal like me then I suggest not to read it. I don't really now what I like yet? I have a friend and she says i'm boy crazy, but then agian she wants me to be boy crazy........ got off track hope you read this book!!!
    • purplepearls
      purplepearlsabout 1 year55 stars
      Great book!
      • audrey_1234
        audrey_1234about 1 year55 stars
        This book is amazing! This book is about true shark attacks that have happened in the 1916 (spoiler alert) At the end of the book Chet and his friends like Dewey go to the Creek and see a big gray fin Dewey was just staring at the fin why it was coming toward Dewey. Chet came in the water jumping toward Dewey to save him but in the end of this book all Dewey was saying to Chet was *Is it real?* Then after Chet saves Dewey they have to climb up and everyone is pulling them up then Chet still needs to come up and the big shark comes up and pulls down on Chet's leg until his friends pull so hard that the shark swims away 2 people were killed in the Creek. Then Chet sits on the sand looks at his leg and there he saw a bloody leg.
        • audrey_1234
          audrey_1234about 1 year55 stars
          I love this book because it is about true shark attacks and it gives cool facts and things that have happened back then in the past.
          • div558
            div558over 1 year55 stars
            I have 2 of the I survived books. They are so intresting. I even have shark attack.
            • horse123456
              horse123456over 1 year55 stars
              I love I Survived books I read most of them and I have 3 of them. this is probaly my favorite out of the series or maybe the bear one. *gives five star rating*
              • x_goddess_x
                x_goddess_xover 1 year44 stars
                This is a dangerous story with SHARKS. There are rumors is it, sharks are around them and people keep coming across them. I like it, and this is a pretty good book.
                • roxiewolf
                  roxiewolfover 1 year44 stars
                  i am so scared of sharks but this is a good read
                  • Alicat5204over 1 year
                    This is a great book about a kid named chet roscow who gets a close encounter with a shark. For anyone who is 3rd grade and down will love this book and think it's exiting. I really loved this book. I hope I get lots of good reviews on this. I recommend this book to young readers.
                    • jayden6924
                      jayden6924over 2 years33 stars
                      This book is about Chet Roscow, a boy who lives in Springfield, New Jersey. He sees on the news that there recently has been shark attacks near his hometown on the Atlantic coast. One day Chet was swimming with his friends then he sees something. He takes a moment to think then... SHARK. I connected to this book because it reminded me when I went to the Atlantic coast. I would give this book 3 stars because it wasn't as exciting as I expected it to be.