Shark Beneath the Reef by Jean Craighead George

Shark Beneath the Reef

By Jean Craighead George
Level 6

Fourteen-year-old Thomas Toraz lives at a fishing camp on an island off of Baja, California, with his grandparents. His father was killed by a shark, and Thomas is torn between carrying on the legacy of his father by becoming a fisherman or staying in school to become a marine biologist. Good moral messages are combined with adventure in this engaging story. Be aware that there are several references to the Mexican God Quetzalcoatl and the Lady of Guadalupe. I really enjoyed this story and liked the Audible narrator. Some of George’s books contain profanity; this one does not.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region North America, United States, California
Genre Historical Fiction
Digital Format Audiobook
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • Audiobook
  • 5 Entertainment Value
  • 3 Moral Value
  • 4 Educational Value
  • 4 Literary Value
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