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In Too Deep

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  305 ratings  ·  85 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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Jan 29, 2013 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 ...more
Jacob Proffitt
Jun 19, 2013 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 ...more
Jun 27, 2013 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 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
Jun 27, 2013 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!
Annie is insipid and shallow and I refuse to read any more of this poppycock. (I love that word) =D
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
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
Oct 03, 2014 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.
Oct 21, 2014 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.
Mar 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Mrs. Fisher
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great for fans of mystery!

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 find Cortez’s lost-long treasure.

Suddenly, Annie finds herself scuba diving in pitch-black waters,
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
I read this book to preview it for our school library. It is a k-8 school, and due to the language and sex references in the book is not appropriate for middle grades. That's fine.

From a young adult standpoint, I did not enjoy the book either. The story was thin and a bit juvenile. I get it, it is a hard thing to balance. The main character is 15, she is juvenile. But 15 year olds don't view themselves as juvenile.
Paola Aliedo
Jan 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: finished
I like how this story tackles history and treasure hunting.

Annie "The Scuba Girl" Fleet has a great personality. Her friends: Gracia and Mimi are cool too, and her crush, Josh is a cutie.

I'm very interested in the beginning, but somehow in the middle, I got lost. However, when I am nearing the end, it pulls me back again.
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you're looking for a fun summer read, this is the one! Scuba diving and treasure hunting with a budding romance, yes please! Annie was a lovable character and we get to see her transform in a way from awkward to confident. The treasure hunting aspect was what grabbed me, especially being a lover of the POTC films. Enjoyable from beginning to end, what an adventure!

1 week to complete
Galion Public Library Teens
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
Review by P.R. : "I like how the book is romantic, but also has some mystery. If you like romance & treasure books, you'll like this book."
Elle Kennedy
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I honestly loved everything about this book! Can't wait to read more from this author!
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-mystery, 2017
Amazing! I love mystery and romance. I wish this author had more YA choices.
Julia D
Nov 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: did-not-finish
Did not finish. No real reason, got about 70 pages in and wasn't feeling it. The characters are a little annoying/juvenile
Rachel Patrick
Mar 10, 2013 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
Michael Jones
Feb 28, 2013 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.
May 18, 2013 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
Erica da Silva Correia
Jun 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Amazing! This book was AMAZING! I loved it. The thrill, the excitement, the fear, everything!I felt everything! (Pardon my fangirl french).
Before I had finished reading the summary, my cursor was already stationed on the request button and waiting on the order to click. I'm a big fan of history myself and this story was just so appealing. What also makes this book so great for me is that it was easy to read in the sense
Lyndsey O'Halloran
Jul 21, 2013 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
Apr 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, thriller
Check out more of my reviews at ***Singing and Reading in the Rain***!

In Too Deep is actually a book that I would recommend to many history buffs who also enjoy young adult fiction. Coert Voorhees managed to combine the two fairly well, and although I am by no means interested in this subject matter, I found myself inexplicably drawn.

Combining romance and adventure, In Too Deep is unlike any novel I've read before. I can recall a few brief lessons on explorers and buried treasure, but bringing
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.
A Book Vacation
Jul 01, 2013 rated it liked it
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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
John Clark
Sep 02, 2014 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
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing

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
Jun 16, 2013 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
Snarky Mom
Jul 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
The news that Disney Book Group / Disney-Hyperion has recently been bought by the French Hachette Book Group is a bit alarming — except for the news that they will not be affecting the youth book division. Disney-Hyperion releases some of the best written books for the pre-teen and teen crowd, and “In Too Deep” follows this tradition. While I don’t usually fill my bookshelves with these teen books, I have enjoyed reading the “Kingdom Keepers (1st Book)” series that is also put out by Hyperion.

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