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In Too Deep

3.76  ·  Rating Details  ·  236 Ratings  ·  75 Reviews
Annie Fleet, master scuba diver and history buff, knows she can’t fight her nerd status as a freshman at her Los Angeles private school. And she doesn’t care—except for the fact that her crush, Josh, thinks she’s more adorable than desirable. Annie is determined to set him straight on their school trip to Mexico. But her teacher has other plans: he needs Annie to help him ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published July 9th 2013 by Disney Hyperion
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~Tina~
Jun 07, 2013 ~Tina~ rated it it was amazing
When I was a little girl, I remember watching this movie about a bunch of kids who were trying to save their home town and goes off to look for the lost treasure of One-Eyed Willy. Since then, I've always considered myself a Goonie and continued to look for other stories like it and finding great titles such as; National Treasure, Pirates of the Caribbean and even Indiana Jones. I've always enjoyed a good archaeologist or treasure hunting story, but yet to have found any in books for my preferre ...more
Jacob Proffitt
Jun 19, 2013 Jacob Proffitt rated it liked it
This was a fun adventure story with engaging characters, even if it was hard to take them seriously as, well, people. I liked Annie and Josh, our main characters, quite a bit. Annie is that mixture of competent and uncertain that pretty much defines a fifteen year-old girl. Her mom owns a diving shop, where Annie helps out with both the retail store aspects and the scuba instruction. Child labor laws aside, this aspect of the story just works and gives Annie focus. Her dad is a history teacher a ...more
Annette
Jun 30, 2013 Annette rated it really liked it
My Thoughts:

This is coming from Disney Hyperion July 9th - complete with a waterproof cover! - and I was given this copy for review via netgalley.com. I am a huge fan of films like 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and 'National Treasure', so the idea of a YA book along these lines captured my imagination.

“It turns out that sunken treasure and an unrequited crush have a lot in common, starting with that fact that it makes no real sense to chase either of them.”

The story is narrated by Annie Fleet, a sc
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Rachmi
ARC was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for honest review.

I think this is a really nice adventure young adult (YA) story, though in some part I felt like what happened with the treasure hunting was way simpler and easier than it could be. I spent most of my YA life reading adventure stories and remember that I always wanted to be part of it, this book brings those memories.

I know nothing about scuba diving or places that take place in this story. But the way the autho
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Danny
Jun 29, 2013 Danny rated it it was amazing
This is the perfect beach read!!! Full of adventure and also some cute romance. Oh and this needs to be made a movie! ;-)

Oh and please I want another story with Annie!
Cindy
Yay! That was such a fun sweet read. Nothing beats a great treasure hunt adventure with a hot guy. Right? I think we all at some point in our youth have dreamed of going on a grand treasure hunt whether by land or sea. Having that youthful energy and excitement that we are invincible and we will be successful. I don't know about you but other than my make believe treasure hunt in my backyard of pretty rocks of petrified gold were my spectacular treasure. I think those feelings are what make this ...more
Katie
Oct 09, 2014 Katie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Kianna Hubbard
Recommended to Katie by: No one
I think It was an amazing book with struggles,hardships,and sacrifice, when Annie goes on a regular school trip to Mexico to help with hurricane damage. She ends up having to dive for a clue to bring them to the Golden Jaguar. Annie finds a box with a gold disk in it she paces the disk in her pocket and gives her partner Wayo the box he turns Of Annie's air and from there on It's a race to the finish who will find the Golden Jaguar.
Sarah
Oct 21, 2014 Sarah rated it liked it
This book is slow to get into, but yet the plot is very good. It's nice to have a romantic treasure hunt written by a guy. I recommend it very much.
John Clark
Sep 02, 2014 John Clark rated it it was amazing
Annie Fleet doesn't fit in as well as she'd like at the exclusive private school she attends. She's on scholarship because her dad teaches there. He gave her his love of history and of lost treasure ships, but lost his own enthusiasm along the way. Her mom runs a barely breaking-even dive shop. Scuba diving is Annie's other passion. Most of the teens attending the school have rich and famous parents like Josh, the son of a famous movie star that she's crushing on. There's no way on earth, she'll ...more
Heather
Apr 15, 2016 Heather rated it really liked it
The author won my heart at "primary sources." This is a book for the treasure hunting history lover. It was a little heavy on the awkward teen love story side when it could have been just as focused on the treasure hunting side and survived, but the narrator is also a 15-year-old girl going treasure hunting with her crush. So, I guess I should have expected that.

I liked how believable the made up part of it was and how well the author tied in the history.

I didn't like the nosey friends and extr
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Judy (Geeky Reading)
Sep 24, 2014 Judy (Geeky Reading) rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
~4/5

[Read more at my blog, Geeky Reading!]

I was surprised by this book, but I really enjoyed it. It was exciting, which is apparently what I was looking for at the time.

Annie wants to be a treasure hunter. She’s very interested in lost treasure, in ships disappearing and nothing ever found, even if she’s never seriously thought about doing it before. When she goes on a school trip and instead is pushed to help find a hidden statue, she gives in. And finds it to be a much more exciting endeavor t
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Renee
Jun 18, 2013 Renee rated it liked it
"In Too Deep" by Coert Voorhees was a book I was very excited to read. Annie, the main character, is an intelligent teen girl who is not only a skilled scuba diver, but also a history enthusiast. Unlike other teen novels where the female character is whiny or flighty, Annie is smart and strong, and though she's a typical teen, she doesn't tolerate the fools surrounding her. She is her own person. And while Annie's two interests seem disjointed, they actually prove pretty handy for the adventure ...more
Jennifer
Jun 28, 2013 Jennifer rated it really liked it
I received this book from Netgalley to review.

I adored this book and read it one sitting. Like started it at 11:00 at night and stayed up until 2AM reading even though my Kindle's power died and I had to go padding around looking for the cord. That isn't to say it didn't have faults, but it was so much fun that I had to keep going. The book reminded me a lot of Heist Society by Ally Carter.

Annie was a great protagonist. She was level headed and smart. Her extensive knowledge of diving and how pr
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Alice in Readerland
Jun 12, 2013 Alice in Readerland rated it liked it
As soon as I finished reading In Too Deep’s synopsis I knew that I had to read the book because: Treasure hunting!
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Duuuude! Come on, treasure hunting!


I just couldn’t resist the mystery and adventure that this book promised, and it definitely delivered!

This would be the perfect beach read, where you could imagine that you really are on an exotic beach looking for long lost treasure. I really enjoy treasure hunting stories, but I often see them more in movies than in YA novels, so this book was a p
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Lyndsey O'Halloran
Jul 21, 2013 Lyndsey O'Halloran rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
I can’t say that I have ever read a book, young adult or not, about diving and long-lost treasure. I requested this one from NetGalley because it sounded so different but also fun and quite summery at the same time.

To start with, I absolutely loved Annie. She’s comfortable with herself, knows what she likes and isn’t afraid to show that. Going to a private school with kids with a lot of money could have meant a lot of bullying and teasing for Annie but luckily, her friends accept that she has d
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Laura
One aspect I enjoyed about this book was the information about deep sea diving. The descriptions felt realistic. I never questioned the author’s expertise. I was even interested in learning MORE about how much time and effort it took to get certified and the dangers of deep sea diving. The author did a good job of incorporating the information without overloading readers. But unfortunately, that part of the novel was one of the few things I liked. I didn’t like how the characters interacted with ...more
Bibliojunkies
Jun 21, 2013 Bibliojunkies rated it liked it
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Annie is a girl after my own heart with her love of archaeology and treasure hunting. Where I like to look at nature from a distance, she will actually get out into the field and get her hands dirty or wet in this case.

When Annie's teacher presents her with the opportunity to go to Mexico to perform some charity work and may be find a little treasure on the side, she jumps at the chance. Once she arrives there, she finds out the true mission of the trip and agrees to go along with it. It's
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Rhonda
Jul 11, 2013 Rhonda rated it it was amazing
5 STARS

In Too Deep was fun, action, treasure hunting and dangerous. Just enjoyed it. Makes me want to go diving. It is a clean read on top of it.
Annie is a strong teenager character. She helps her mom in the dive shop. She is giving Josh a private lesson he does not take it serious and almosts drowns. Annie quick thinking caught them both up out of the pool and started CPR. Annie goes to a private school because her dad is a teacher their.

Josh is famous because his mom his a famous actress. He i
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A Book Vacation
Jul 05, 2013 A Book Vacation rated it liked it
To see my full review:

http://bookvacations.wordpress.com/20...

The beginning of this novel was a bit slow for me. Voorhees spends much time setting up the scene and the characters, so there isn’t much action until about 35% into the novel, when the treasure hunting actually begins. From here, it’s a whirlwind of stop and go action as Annie and Josh embark on a mission to find Cortez’s treasure before those out to kill her succeed. I’m not interested in the specifics of diving, so the details expl
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Michael Jones
Dec 07, 2013 Michael Jones rated it it was amazing
High school freshman Annie Fleet has several great passions: scuba diving, the mysteries of the ocean, and a crush on her schoolmate, Josh Rebstock. She finally gets a chance to get his attention when the two of them head to Mexico as part of a school field trip, a combination humanitarian and treasure hunting expedition. With her diving expertise, she’s perfect for teaching Josh how not to drown in new and embarrassing ways.

Only the “Good Deeds and Golden Doubloons” trip isn’t what it appears.
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Drucilla
Apr 08, 2013 Drucilla rated it liked it
Shelves: v
Actual rating: 3.5 stars. I really wanted to give this book 4 stars because, hey, treasure! Alas, there were a few things that just annoyed me to no end. The main culprit being Annie's crush on Josh. There are moments where she just seems pathetic. (view spoiler) Another problem was Gracia. She ...more
Princess Bookie
Apr 21, 2014 Princess Bookie rated it liked it
Shelves: read2013
My Thoughts: I thought I was going to love this one. It sounded like something I would deeply enjoy. I did enjoy it to an extent but not as much as I had hoped.

We are introduced to Annie who is a high schooler and scuba diver. She gets assigned a project on the Golden Jaguar and does pretty good on it. She’s interested in it and wants to know more about it. She also has a crush on a boy named Josh. He’s cute and his mom is a movie star so he’s pretty well known.

Annie isn’t poor but she also isn’
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Avery
Jul 07, 2013 Avery rated it liked it
If the movies "Sahara" and "Fool's Gold" were to have a lovechild, this book would be it. While this should excite me, having thoroughly enjoyed both movies, I couldn't help but wish that this book was more. I thought that this book looked a bit too much like it's mother and father than I would have liked, not having any quirky or unique features- features that were truly it's own, that neither one of its parents could lay claim to.

Another aspect about this book I find myself conflicted about is
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Sheri (Tangled Up In Books)
Originally posted on my blog: Tangled Up In Books

(3.5/5) Stars!

I wasn't expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did. Sure enough, I picked it up and hardly put it down until I was finished (basically one day lol). It was such a quick read and easy read filled with action, danger, a bit of romance and of course treasure hunting! That's what made pulled me in initially. I was hoping it would be exciting and fun. I wasn't disappointed.

There was so much funny in this book, which did surprise me.
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Jenna Cooper
Jun 21, 2013 Jenna Cooper rated it liked it
This book, overall, is just plain cute. Even when they’re hunting treasure like Indiana Jones and bad guys are there threatening them, the writing and characters and tone is simply sweet. Annie, with her love of diving and history, is adorkable, and as a fellow nerd, pretty relatable as well. She has an innocent, cute little relationship with an older boy, Josh, who is the child of a famous actress. I thought that once they got back from the Mexico trip and actually started talking to each other ...more
Kenzie
Sep 11, 2013 Kenzie rated it liked it
[Clarification on Rating: 2.5]

Adventure, Pirates, Danger, and Buried Treasure...

Oh how excited I was to read this book. I wanted nothing more than to get my hands on it. Why? Do you know how impossible it is to find a YA book with those good old cliches? Well, it's hard. Like searching goodreads for 4 hours and coming up with 7 books hard. So I was ecstatic when I saw this book.



But sadly, the reaction above sadly turned to this



We started off strong, with a wonderful speech on the mysteriou
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Celeste_pewter
May 17, 2013 Celeste_pewter rated it it was amazing
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Kim
Jul 09, 2013 Kim rated it really liked it
I don't read a lot of teen books, but I just had finished another treasure hunting adventure book when I saw this one pop up on Netgalley and decided to give it a try.

Annie Fleet is a freshman at the exclusive Pinedale Academy, the school for child stars and children of celebrities. She crushes on the gorgeous Josh Rebstock, a junior and the son of a beautiful actress, but figures she is way out of his league as she only gained entrance to the school as the daughter of a professor there. Annie i
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Rachel Patrick
Jun 03, 2013 Rachel Patrick rated it really liked it
3.5/5 Stars

When I first spotted this book at the Disney Hyperion booth at ALA Midwinter, I thought it looked interesting. Upon reading the synopsis, I thought it looked like a fun read, reminiscent of Fool's Gold (movie), and I was intrigued. I'm not quite sure what I expected from In Too Deep, but while it wasn't amazing (and I don't mean that in a rude way), it was a super fun book that's perfect for summer, and it helped to pull me out of my book slump. (And while reading it, whenever I put i
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Jenna
Jun 16, 2013 Jenna rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, mystery, 2013
Rather Be Reading YA

When high school freshman Annie joins three popular juniors and her teacher Mr. Alvarez on a volunteer humanitarian relief trip to Cozumel, Mexico, on spring break, she dreams of diving and long-lost treasure. She's disappointed at first to learn that the group will be repainting a school -- a school that wasn't even hit by the hurricane that brought the relief workers there -- while Mr. Alvarez hangs out with an old friend. Then Mr. Alvarez reveals the true reason for the tr
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