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Shark Life by Peter Benchley
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Oct 26, 2009

it was amazing
Read in October, 2009

Shark Life is all about...sharks!!!(non-fiction) Written by my personal hero, Peter Benchley. This book has information about sharks ranging from 10 most deadliest to shark attack stories. Shark Life also spends time explaining how you can lessen your risk of getting attacked by sharks. An interesting fact that it states is that the biggest fish/shark eats one of the smallest..plankton! Which I personally believe everyone is relieved by, especially considering many lucky divers get to ride on the back of this magnificent creature. With all the information that is given the book mentions a very important subject, shark finning. Which is the killing of sharks for their fins for our selfish needs. Another conflict other than finning was when he was in South Australia filming for a tv program and was in the shark cage. A great white came and almost being unattached to the boat and the weight of the cage dragging him down to the depths!

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I gave this book five stars. As a shark obsessionist, I learned tons and was interested in everything I read. Especially being written by an amazing marine biologist such as Peter Benchley! I was wrapped in the novel especially during his stories of his adventures at South Australia. He also had pictures which just showed how increadibly massive some sharks are! I really enjoyed every thing but the part that really made me in love with this book is the top ten deadliest sharks, Great White as number one!

I would recommmend this book to you if you like nonfiction, sharks, and fascinating information about a deadly animal.

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Mr. Kasicki Thanks, Rachel. Your enthusiasm for sharks is contagious.

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