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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library J GAL (Text) 33500013208558 New Checked out 05/02/2020
Hawley Public Library J GAL (Text) 33500013208566 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338567397
  • ISBN: 133856739X
  • Physical Description: 305 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Chicken House/Scholastic Inc., 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2018 by Chicken House.
Summary, etc.:
When Aster wakes alone on a tropical island, she has no idea what's happened, why she's there, or where to find her younger sister, Poppy. Her last memories are blurred. All she can remember is being on a boat with her aunt and other members of the ecovillage where she was sent to live after the death of her mother. But Sam, who once met the sisters on a plane, makes links between the mystery of their disappearance and suspicious happenings in his own life. Though Aster can't think clearly, she feels the answers to all her questions may be buried beneath the sea. But nothing can prepare her for the secrets and revelations that she will uncover in her search for her sister. The more Aster searches for Poppy, the stranger things get. There is a secret deep in the water. A secret with the potential to change medical history.
Awakening stranded on a tropical island with no memory of what happened, Aster investigates a secret underwater world to find her missing sister, while Sam connects their disappearance to suspicious events in his own life.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #2
    After losing their mother to cancer, Aster and her sister are flown out to their aunt Iona in Australia, who takes them to a mysterious ecovillage. Next thing Aster knows, she's waking up alone on a beach, with no idea where to find the underwater-breathing boy who saved her from drowning. Meanwhile, Sam, who met the girls on their plane to Australia, searches for them, even as his grandpa's worsening condition drives him to make a deal with a doctor that leads to a shocking discovery. Alternating between Aster's and Sam's perspectives, Galvin explores the reality of cancer through Sam's desperation to find a cure and Aster's struggle to work through grief. It's also a story of survival—with Aster battling sharks, facing off with jellyfish, and finding the courage to stand on her own—that weaves in several mystery elements via Sam's investigation into the ecovillage and Aster's search for her missing sister. An emotional journey of strength and grief set on a stunning island backdrop. Grades 6-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Lindsay was lucky enough to be raised in a house of stories, music, and love of the sea. She left part of her heart underwater after living and working in Thailand where she spent hundreds of blissful hours scuba diving. Forced now to surface for breath, she lives in sight of the chillier Sussex sea with her husband and two sons. When she is not writing, she can be found reading, running or practicing yoga. She has a degree in English language and literature, is fascinated by psychology and the natural world, and teaches science. Lindsay hadn’t written creatively since childhood until the idea for her debut novel The Secret Deep splashed into her mind, and now she’s hooked.

Subject: Sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Missing persons > Juvenile fiction.
Orphans > Juvenile fiction.
Underwater exploration > Juvenile fiction.
Islands > Juvenile fiction.
Human experimentation in medicine > Juvenile fiction.
Secrecy > Juvenile fiction.
New Zealand > Juvenile fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Underwater exploration > Fiction.
Islands > Fiction.
New Zealand > Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Underwater exploration.
Teenage girls.
Sisters.
Secrecy.
Islands.
Genre: Science fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Juvenile works.
Fantasy fiction.
Fiction.
Young adult works.

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