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Trapped at the Bottom of the Sea

(The Cooper Kids Adventures #4)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  2,669 ratings  ·  61 reviews
Lila insisted on leaving her father's teaching expedition to go back to the States and stay with her aunt. If she had only known that the Air Force flight would be hijacked! Now she is a prisoner in a locked, top-secret weapons pod with no way of escape - trapped at the bottom of the sea...Meanwhile, her dad, Dr. Jake Cooper, her brother Jay, and daring adventurer-journali ...more
Hardcover, 190 pages
Published May 30th 1990 by Turtleback Books (first published 1988)
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Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another exciting thrill ride from this series. Wish I had all of the books on hand.
Suzy Seerden
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this one, I was kept on the edge of my seat the whole time.
Elizabeth Ray
Dec 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I remember loving these books and I felt like I learned a lot from them. I think a good deal of research went into writing them.
Rachel :)
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
DNF at about 75%
It just got super boring.
Stephen Ryan
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
This is the fourth book in Peretti’s Cooper Adventures series and after this one he took a seven year break, so this was probably originally intended to be the conclusion of the series and the ending is a bit different, I think, because of this. This book is different from the others. The others all were sort of good vs. evil fights and either included or else seemed to include supernatural elements with a horror tinge, curses, evil spirits, dark gods, etc. This one is more of a rollicking adven ...more
Kristi Drillien
Frustrated by her father's lack of willingness to discuss her late mother, teenager Lila insists on leaving Japan, where Dr. Cooper is teaching about his work, and going back to the States. But on the way, her plane is hijacked and crashes over the ocean. While she is trapped at the bottom of the sea in an air-tight weapons pod, Lila's dad and brother try to find her before it's too late.

This book was quite a departure from what the series has been up to this point. Instead of uncovering secrets
Ian King
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I've always loved Frank Peretti and this is the first of the kids books I've read by him. However, this didn't float my boat (excuse the pun) as much as I expected. I enjoyed the story and recommend it to tweens and teens. There were some funny scenes and I particularly liked Mrs. Flarity. The story line was a little predictable though. Along the journey there were many colourful characters and it turned out to be an ok read.
I listened to the audiobook version of it, narrated by Frank Peretti hi
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mysteries
Another page turner by author Frank Peretti.

Lila just wants to get away from it all. After having a fight with her father, 13 year old Lila Cooper is done traveling the world and wants to go back to America so she boards a military plane to America. What she doesn't know is that the plane has been hijacked by Russians...and its going down! Now she's trapped in a metal container at the bottom of the ocean with one oxygen bottle and no hope for anyone to come looking for her.

I recommend this book
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I skipped the third book, because I thought they were a little bit ridiculous. However, my daughter told me this one was much better, and it was!

It was quite suspenseful, the character building was much better done, and even though it triggered my claustrophobia, I actually enjoyed it.
Sheila Myers
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure
A nice little adventure/thriller for teens. I've enjoyed many of Frank Peretti's adult novels and think his books for kids are just as enjoyable. ...more
Charis Jackson
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I still love it just as much as when I read it as a kid, but I did feel like something was missing in the story.
Penney  Letbetter
Aug 04, 2017 rated it liked it
The story seems to be more from an adult perspective, which is disappointing for a children's book, but I enjoyed it anyway. ...more
Susan Forsgren
Sep 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: slmta
Outstanding, safe, adventure for your more religious readers.
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First rate YA Christian Fiction. I really liked it!
Another Cooper family adventure. Reminded me of the story of Jonah.
Listened to the audio with my boys.
2018 - A book of my choice.
Adriana Bosma
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A very good and clean story. I really enjoyed it.
Just rediscovered these books after seeing one in a used bookstore. Crazy flashbacks to the early 90s.
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read
My favorite of this whole series
Georgie Bird
Aug 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
I remember thinking this was one of my least favourite in the series because it was such a different turn than the last three but upon a second look I really enjoyed it.
Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was ok
Lila gets trapped after terrorists blow up her plane and her dad and jay have to find her with help from an adventurer and journalist
Jan 10, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: christian families
Shelves: favorites
This whole series were fun clean adventures ala Indiana Jones but I have a special spot for this particular book. My aunt read parts of it to me every night when I was 7 and she was living with us during her college internship. I re-visited the book last year so I could give a better review for my cousin who was looking for new things to read. It is #4 in the series but you can pick it up and read it on its own without missing to much. You just don't understand all the details of the family's in ...more
Aidan Birch
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
1.I decided to read this book because I have read a few of the other other books in the series and I enjoyed them.

2.A character in this book I found interesting was Lila because she is a good, loving girl who accepts that she makes mistakes. But instead of getting upset about them she takes them in and learns from them.

3.A quote from this book I found quite interesting was when Lila(the girl trapped in a container at the bottom of the ocean) cries out, "I'll make good what I've promised. I'll d
Kara Rohlman
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read this book more times than necessary. It was a great adventure that kept me coming back for more! But at points this book pisses me off on so many levels! Okay, Frank missed SO many oppertunities! At the point where Jay and Dr. Cooper are sleeping and don't hear the phone ringing, he could have put a flashback sequence there, we could have gotten some insight on how Katherine died! Yes Jay said that she was caught in a cave in, but we don't know how she got in that situation or why Dr ...more
April Nichole
This one was really good. I can’t decide between this one and the second book of the series. This one didn’t revolve around the Cooper’s being on site somewhere but the family learning things and coming together.

Peretti did a really good job using the story of Jonah from the Bible. Instead of a guy being put in danger like Jonah Peretti used a girl, Lila.

He had a new character for this story, Meaghan Flaherty. I’m hoping that she will be back in one of the other books. She is strong but kind and
Giselle G.

This book was about a girl named Lila. She has an argument with her father and decides to leave but her plane gets in into a crash while shes stuck inside a pod. her father goes out to find her and her plane is somewhere near the island in the ocean. The father and couple of other people help him while their are be other people on this island and are trying to kill them. All this happens while Lila is running out of air

I like the book because i didn't know what happened next and they had diffe
Ivar Ima
Feb 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobooks, family
Exiting thriller. Listened to it in the car.
Anna Quinn
Feb 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who love suspense and mystery
Recommended to Anna by: No one, I found this series on my own
Awesome! This book is amazing. The back says:

After an argument with her father, a sullen Lila Cooper boards an Air Force flight from Japan to the U.S. Her brooding is interrupted when a sudden hijacking leads to a scuffle and an explosion, causing the plane to plummet towards the Pacific Ocean. Trapped inside a secret weapons pod on the ocean floor, Lila can do nothing but pray that rerscuers will find her before her oxygen supply runs out. Meanwhile, Jay Cooper and his dad team up with Journali
David Natiuk
Ouch. What happened with this book? I was enjoying the Cooper Kids series until book #4. This one landed with a thud. Perhaps it was the dated material (Soviets after USA war machines). Maybe because the Cooper Kids split up at the beginning? Or perhaps its just that there was nothing biblically super-natural like the other books? It just seemed very cliche, the writing fell flat, and the entire trapped in the ocean plot was wholly unbelievable.

Just too much like a bad action movie from the lat
Jan 03, 2013 rated it liked it
this was a pretty good book. it didnt have a very good character backgroundsthat tell you why they made the choices they did. it was pretty short too. i read it in two days while on vacation. it had a pretty good story line and interesting plot. the first couple of chapters were kind of slow but once you really get started it is pretty good. Frank Peretti has a talent for writing stories like this. i would suggest this book to any one who likes adventure and some religious practices. i would als ...more
Mari-liis Duglas
Out of the four books this one is definitely my favourite. I love how unlike in the other books, in this one you really get to see a different side of the characters, to see their faults and how they deal with them. It's much more 'real' and i love that. While reading the first three books i was always left feeling like I couldn't really relate because the characters were just too perfect, in this one however I felt much more closer to the book and the characters because they became much more li ...more
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