Every week, Volumes will feature a new review from one of your St Cuthberts classmates. Want to write one of your own? It's easy! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 'Book review request' to find out more.
This week, Aimee Bradley (Year 8) reviews Rick Riordan's Daughters of the Deep.
Have you read a book called ‘Daughter of the Deep’ by Rick Riordan before? Well if you haven’t then read on… This book was published in 2021 and is about a girl called Ana and her class of 20 freshmen who go on a journey after their boarding school has crashed into the ocean after being shot by a torpedo. If you are aged between 10-15 years old and are interested in adventure and historical fiction then I think you will enjoy this book. It is set along the Californian coast. The main characters are Ana - a brave girl who excels at languages because she is in the house called Dolphin. She is a descendant of Captain Nemo. Gem - a very good fighter because he is in the house called Shark and is quite protective when he gets asked to do something. Nelinha - an excited/kinda sassy girl who calls everyone babe. She is an excellent engineer because she is in the house called Celaphod. Ester - a quiet/shy girl who has a lively support dog called Tops. She is a descendant of the founders of her school.
The theme of this book is about never giving up when times are tough and the importance of friendship. The author of this book wants people to learn that as long as you work together as a team then you can do anything. I think that this book is perfect for people who like stories like this one.
I rate this book five stars, because it kept me intrigued throughout the whole book (and that's saying something because it was a pretty big book).
Keen to read? Frances Compton Library doesn't have this title...yet... but keep your eyes peeled - it'll be on our shelves soon!
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