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In the Deep Blue Sea

(Jack and the Geniuses #2)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  108 ratings  ·  20 reviews
New York Times–bestselling authors Bill Nye the Science Guy and Gregory Mone take middle-grade readers on a scientific adventure in Book 2 of the exciting new Jack and the Geniuses series.

The series combines real-world science along with a mysterious adventure that will leave kids guessing until the end, making the books ideal for STEM education.
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 12th 2017 by Harry N. Abrams
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Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book for boys or girls and has lots of science wrapped in it. If you have a middle schooler, make sure to get this series for them.
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I hadn't heard of this new series written by Bill Nye. I'm so incredibly glad that I ran across it on Goodreads. Our middle school is starting a new STEM program this year and I will happily turn this novel over to the 5th and 6th grade teachers!

The kids in the novel will appeal to both boys and girls. The mystery is wrapped in layers of science in which a kid could become interested. I loved the addition of "Big Questions about the oce
Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science, kiddies
Another winner in the new "Jack and the Geniuses" series. This one finds Jack, his siblings, and their mentor, Hank, traveling to Hawaii to help with a clean-energy machine.

As with the previous "Jack" book, there's science, new discoveries, and mystery! There's plenty of basic science that kids probably already know, but that builds up to "Really?" science that is explained in the book (mainly to help Jack, the not-genius of the family, understand what the geniuses know, but of course that also
Maximilian Lee
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Not my cup of tea and hard for me to finish, but a good science/action-adventure book with a diverse cast of characters. Also, I read this without having read the first and it didn’t not effect my ability to understand what was happening.
Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: parents of reluctant readers, people who adore Bill Nye
In the Deep Blue Sea is simply written, features an interesting array of characters, and is filled with a mystery which will appeal to middle-grade sleuths. Everything might seem a bit over-the-top to adult readers, but given that this seems to be aimed at the younger end of the middle-grade scale, it’s appropriate.

Given that most of the characters are geniuses or obvious villain/villain decoys, the dialogue is somewhat stilted at times. In the Deep Blue Sea tries to interject moments of humor p
American Mensa
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Those moments when I know more than my siblings, well I live for them,” Jack often thinks about his genius foster siblings, Ava and Matt. In this adventure of Jack and the Geniuses in the Deep Blue Sea, the kids fly to an island in Hawaii called Nihoa on an underwater plane with their scientist mentor Hank Witherspoon and billionaire Ashley Hawking. Jack and his siblings investigate the Thermal Ocean Energy System, known as the TOES, the invention Rosa Morris created to make energy and reduce p ...more
Roger Flores-Chacon
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I chose the book because it was continuing my reading from where Jack left off on the first one. It was quite nice and I had no idea what would come next. The book is about Jack traveling to one of Hawaii's islands along with his siblings. They find themselves in a water powered base. The base is not working because someone was sabotaging it. Jack and his siblings along with a new friend try to sneak into the base to see if the sabotager would come back. They fail on getting there and drift away ...more
Jan 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Focusing solely on the story, I have to say that it is a great follow-up to the first book in the series and I know that my students enjoyed it as well and are looking forward to the next book in the series. However, I'm not too happy with the publisher. I was given a signed copy of the book as a gift, however, as I was reading the book, I discovered that a whole section of the book was missing. I contacted the publisher, and have yet to hear back. So for several days, I was not able to read the ...more
Nov 01, 2017 rated it liked it
good book
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: have
Great book with a spectacular twist at the end, but Jack is a bit too silly
Kristina Callender
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Exciting pace and plot makes science & reading fun. I read all 3 and as an adult I enjoyed them and learned a few things.
Mar 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Bill Nye, science guy us a good story teller too!!!
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-lit
This series good for marrying science and adventure. This time Jack and the Geniuses are solving a mystery in Hawaii. Not as much potty humor as in the first book, but the kids will definitely laugh at loud at some of it.

Book 2. Although not really necessary to read them in order, but some of the adventures from earlier are mentioned.
Tasha (Amaysn Reads)
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Jack and the Geniuses series and it was just as good as the first one.
This follows Jack, Hank, Matt, and Ava as they go on another adventure. This book has all the elements that I am coming to thoroughly enjoy about these books: science made easy, explaining concepts without coming off as condescending, and raising awareness of global issues. On top of all that, it tackles family dynamics. Everything that I enjoy in a middle grade. The story never felt predictable
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It was a great book but you must read the first book before reading this book
Elaine Griffin
An enjoyable addition to the budding Jack and the Geniuses series. Though I am an adult, I eagerly await the third volume and Jack's next scientifically fueled adventure!
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William Sanford "Bill" Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science educator, comedian, television presenter, actor, writer, scientist, and former mechanical engineer, best known in popular media as a science educator.

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