Sierra Rouge’s life will never be the same. After her mother dies, Sierra travels to South Africa to live with her father. There, she discovers sharks are being illegally finned and killed. Though some people are all for shark finning and others are completely against it, Sierra makes a plan to put a stop to it.
As Sierra digs deeper into the shark finning business, she meets intriguing characters and discovers secrets about her mother that rock her world. Can Sierra save the sharks and, in the process, find a way to make her own life new? The Drowning Shark is action-packed, adventurous, and will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The Drowning Shark is a great adventure story that was fun and enjoyable to read. Most of the book centers around Sierra, with only a few supporting characters, but Sierra is quite easy to connect to. On one hand, she seems like a normal, likeable person. On the other hand, she is well-traveled, intelligent, brave, and spirited.
Definitely a quick read, this book is hard to put down. Its fast pace and intricate plotline pulls the reader into Sierra’s story. If you like exotic locations and a spy novel vibe, this book is for you.
I recommend The Drowning Shark for readers between the ages of 9 and 14 who enjoy adventure, international settings, an inspiring heroine, and an environmental message.