Book Review: Shark Bait

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Hey!
I’m back again with yet another book review. I know that I am unintentionally turning this into a book blog, but at least you have consistent posts from me for a little bit right?!?

Let’s get back to the topic at hand. This book review in case you haven’t noticed is about the book Shark Bait by Graham Salisbury. This was one of my reads for the Creating & Co Readathon: Relaxathon. This book covered a book under 200 pages and a book about water. I actually only finished 2 books for the Readathon as of the writing of this post.

This book takes place over the course of 24 hours. We catch up with Eric aka Mokes ,on what would appear to be an ordinary summer day. It is on this day that the navy ship will be pulling up into harbor to stay for the night in Kona. Mokes is talked into telling his dad that he’ll be home by 6pm since his dad, the chief of police knows what can happen when the navy comes to town. Mokes, has been told by several of his friends, that one of his good friends Booley, who has had issues with the navy for a long time will be showing them who is boss. Mokes doesn’t want to be the only one of his friends to miss out on the action and he also doesn’t want to betray the trust of his parents.

I will try and keep my promise to not spoil the ending of the book too much, but it was quick read. This middle grade novel set on the island of Hawaii written about local kids doing local things is always a hit with me. Add to that, that it is written by one of my favorite middle grade authors, I might be biased but I would definitely recommend reading this book. The only thing that I wished that they had done for the book is put in a glossary for all the pidgin terms, because I think that would help reading that for someone not from Hawaii.

Let me know if you have read this book and what you thought. If you have any recommendations for books I should read this year, let me know 🙂 I’ll since I participated in the Creating & Co June Relaxation Readathon, so they’ll be a ton more reviews coming soon! I’ll see you soon with another post.

 

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