Review: One Shark, No Swim by Lehua Parker

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Denise Alicea

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Parker’s One Shark, No Swim is an great adventure middle grade book that many children are going to enjoy. First of all I love the location for this book and the series which is in Hawaii. Parker really makes you feel as the reader of where you are and brings the beauty of Hawaii through the pages. The story follows a young twelve year old boy named, Zader Westin. While Zader is now getting into the school he wanted, bullies have stopped bothering him, he still faces an issue about the harp-toothed shark-man in his dreams. This series will have you enjoying the cultural diversity, humor, shark supernatural elements, and close to home feelings of all young ones. Middle grades will be sure to enjoy One Shark No Swim just as the rest of the series.

 

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Book Blurb:

Life turns around for Zader Westin, a typical but not-so-average twelve-year-old Hawaiian boy. He has been accepted into the prep school of his choice, bullies have stopped picking on him, and he’s even discovered a solution to his mysterious water allergy.

Yet even a breezy Hawaiian summer is full of surprises and challenges. Zader faces a new rival, meets and works with his art teacher, and learns Filipino knife combat. Plus, the sharp-toothed shark-man from his dreams is keeping a watchful eye on him, and Zader can’t help but notice. As he faces these obstacles and learns more of his true heritage, Zader has to decide whether to do or die and take the plunge into his destiny.

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