Sharks & Boys by Kristen Tracy
Published: June 28, 2011
arc from NG (thanks)
4 out of 5 stars
I read this in one shot last night. It was not at all what I expected, I was expecting a simple drama-filled teen romcom. Heck no! This is a survival story, one so good I couldn't put it down and could not flip pages fast enough.
Here's the deal: four sets of twins who are all buddies from "twin studies" are stuck in the Atlantic on a raft-the Coast Guard may or may not have been called. The raft is surrounded by SHARKS!
I really loved that each of these characters is super smart, some of them borderline genius, and it can be a little confusing in the beginning to remember who is the twin of who.
Enid is also going through some major family drama, and her usual analytical nature-that comes in so handy in science, is turned to looking at each detail of her relationship with a microscope. As an effect, it is driving everyone away from her.
This is a refreshing book, so different from everything I have read lately.
Be warned: keep a glass of water near you through the entire reading!!!
This title will not appeal to everyone. It reminded me of The Life Aquatic, or if Wes Anderson wrote a YA novel.
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