Monday, April 30

BDJ Review ~ Sinking Deeper



Sinking Deeper or
My Questionable Awesome Brilliant Heroic Decision to Invent a Sea Monster

by Steve Vernon

4.5- Steak and Potatoes with a Chocolate Dessert. Absolutely Fabulous.





Synopsis:  (From Good Reads)

The tiny fishing community of Deeper Harbour is in deep trouble--and so is fourteen-year-old Roland MacTavish. Roland's mom wants to move with him to Ottawa, away from his father, his weird friend Dulsie and his even weirder grandfather, Angus. So Roland does what any sane teenager would do: He invents a sea monster. Unfortunately, the scheme quickly spins out of Roland's control, and he has to go to greater and greater lengths to keep up the illusion. And then Roland must deal with a situation far more terrifying than any sea monster.

What Did Peyton Think?  

Sinking deeper is a really well thought out book with a good story.  At first I was wasn’t sure if I was really going to like the book but I ended up loving it. I think the story is really about family and how much Roland wanted his parents to stay together. I understood that part but I loved all the fun they had making a sea monster. My favorite part was when the sea monster was made to look like it was breathing fire.

I loved all the characters with all their own personality’s.  I loved the charter of Dulsie who had an amazing imagination. She loved art, was just a really good person, and I loved to hear what she had to say. I liked her dad Warren too, he was different than I thought he was at first.  I also liked the main charter Roland. He had a very normal personality for a 14 year old boy, I could in some ways relate to him. His granddad Angus was full of awesome surprises, he was really a good person and encouraged things and was very handy with tools.

The book was over all really good and full of adventure. I was surprised that there were some adults who really helped the kids in the book pull off such a scheme. I don’t know what I would do if my parents wanted to get divorced but if that ever happens, making a Sea Monster is now on the list of things I’ll try first to stop it!  I think this book is perfect for middle grade readers, boys and girls alike.

BOTTOM LINE: This book is Awesome!

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Source: From the Author for Review


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