Spotlight Tuesday: SHARKS AND BOYS

This week, we're spotlighting two books that are both being released today by Contemps members.

Today, I'm excited to be able to share with you SHARKS AND BOYS by Kristen Tracy.

As I read this book, the one thing I kept thinking was - wow, the contemporary readers who enjoyed TRAPPED by Michael Northrop will really enjoy this book too. It's another story of survival, except this time there's water involved. Lots and lots of water. And sharks!

Kirkus gave this one a STARRED review. And Booklist had this to say, "A page-turning thriller that will please Gary Paulsen fans, this emotionally complex novel makes everyone's worst beach nightmare palpable and provides a fascinating character study that explores what happens when instincts are pitted against relationships."

Sounds good, right?

SHARKS AND BOYS was also featured in a "USA Today" round-up titled, "Find the Great Outdoors in These Kids' Books."

Yay Kristen!

What you have to love about her books is the fun sense of humor she brings to each one. Here's a short excerpt from SHARKS AND BOYS to give you an idea:

"Enid, what really brought you here: Wick? The llama? Your broken heart? Gary? The rubber-band principle? The story of Moses? Your father?

I'm so confused. And tired. Stalking requires a ton of mental energy. And muscle strength. My thighs quake from supporting me in a crouched position. It's time to return to Vermont. But who is Gretchen? I can't leave until I know. Once I know, I'll leave."

Wanna know who Gretchen is? You have to read the book and find out!

Kristen Tracy is the author of a whole bunch of other novels including LOST IT and CRIMES OF THE SARAHS (Simon Pulse),  A FIELD GUIDE FOR HEARTBREAKERS (Hyperion-Disney) and the middle-grade novels CAMILLE MCPHEE FELL UNDER THE BUS and THE REINVENTION OF BESSICA LEFTER.

Happy release day, Kristen!


jenniferpickrell said...

Yay, I've been looking forward to this one for forever - sharks AND boys! Can't wait to pick up a copy!

Micol Ostow said...

So excited for this one!

Lauren said...

Sounds fun! I'm keen to read this one!

Lindsey Leavitt said...

Happy book day, Kristen!

kristen tracy said...

So happy it's out in the world. Thanks, everybody!! This book took so much RESEARCH. (not a joke. sometimes I joke. but i am not joking about the amount of research) I read so many stories about nautical disasters. And yet, for vacation, I'm still getting ready to go live on a sailboat off the coast of Alaska. No sharks. But I might encounter orcas. Wish me luck!

Melissa Walker said...

How amazing is that cover? It's like every movie I wanted to watch. Must read!

Adeeva Afsheen said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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