Shark Beneath the Reef
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Shark Beneath the Reef

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Like his father and grandfather before him, 14-year-old Tomás Torres dreams of catching a great shark in the Sea of Cortez -- and he will catch it, although there are other things he should be thinking about. With an education, her could someday become a marine biologist. Tomás's family want him to stay in school. But Tomás knows he will be more help to them if he leaves s...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 15th 1991 by HarperCollins (first published 1989)
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The main character in the book is a 14-year old boy who has hallucinations of him killing and carrying a whale shark over his head. Truth be told, not even a grown man could do that. I've seen one and whale sharks look like you can't carry them except if you have a huge crane.
Furthermore, the author does not take an educational approach to the story. The author mentions that the ancestors of sharks evolved 150 million years ago. Let's be honest. Sharks evolved 400 million years ago. There is al...more
Gleh. I had a hard time with this book for two reasons. First, it's rather preachy. Second, there are lots of descriptions about being watched by sharks. And I've got a phobia of sharks. I didn't make it through this book very well. I skimmed a lot. Like anytime there was water around.

But if you like scary sharks, you might like this book.
Micky Parise
Nice storyline, characters and flow. Enjoyed the little education on the tradition and sea life and birds. Did not enjoy the ending.
I am rereading a lot of my favorites from childhood.
i read it at school and it was boring
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