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A thrilling survival story from Michael Northrop, the acclaimed author of Trapped.


He couldn't sleep. That's how it all started.



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.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on May 27, 2014 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0545615453
ISBN-13: 9780545615457
9 Book Reviews
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  • sharkwater
    sharkwaterThursday, September 1, 2016 at 6:32 am
    shark,s are cool
    • shiwanichand
      shiwanichandWednesday, November 26, 2014 at 5:38 pm
      its kind if the movie jaws and the other movie series. sharks are scary they will you harm you or leave you with one leg or half a body part yikes i don't want to be deeply surrounded by horrific sharks.
      • dortiz
        dortizMonday, November 3, 2014 at 12:09 pm55 stars
        This book is good book because it has action
        • vbecerra
          vbecerraMonday, November 3, 2014 at 12:08 pm55 stars
          This is a really good book. Anyone should read it!
          • ghost1
            ghost1Monday, November 3, 2014 at 12:08 pm55 stars
            I really like this book it tells you how Davey got out to the ocean
            • htaylor
              htaylorMonday, November 3, 2014 at 12:08 pm44 stars
              I liked the book but i didnt like the ending. Davey wakes up early and decids to go read somewhere quite with out leaving a note. What will happen to Davey
              • ediggins8347
                ediggins8347Monday, November 3, 2014 at 12:07 pm55 stars
                i want to know what the reporter ask Davey and Brandon's answers and does he half his whole leg or not?!?!?!
                • jtesar
                  jtesarThursday, October 9, 2014 at 11:27 am55 stars
                  I really like this book. It is about a boy named Davey and Davey is a nice person who likes to read. His family is at Aszure Island on vacation. He wakes up with nothing to do and decides to go outside with out letting anybody know. He decides to wade in the ocean but gets caught in a rip current and goes a little to far! Davey has had swimming lessons and has been swimming with his brother. When he is out in the open he is blazed by sun and is lonely. He finds out too late that he isn't the only one out there. He is soon joined by a Tiger Shark and some Blacktips. WHAT WILL HAPPEN??????
                  • jaitennis
                    jaitennisFriday, August 8, 2014 at 5:37 pm33 stars
                    Dave and his family go on vacation and Dave wakes up and decides to go outside without telling his parents. When he goes outside he sees a beach but there is a sign that says "no swimming." He decides to go in the water a little bit but the waves push him back.He is 2 and a half miles offshore. How will he survive?