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Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan

Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan is a juvenile fiction book, good for 5-8th graders.

Ana Dakkar is near the end of her first year at Harding-Pencroft Academy, a school that produces the best underwater adventures in the world. As a freshman, Ana can't wait to learn all the secrets of HP Academy that her Senior brother, Dev, already knows. But disaster strikes while her class is on a field trip and now the fate of HP Academy and it's many secrets are entirely up to one sickly teacher, Ana and the rest of the freshman class.

School rivals, dangerous tech, secrets of massive proportions will Ana and her friends be up for the challenge?

I originally picked up this book because I was looking for a 4-6th grade read that would tie in well to a cartesian diver STEM experiment and it totally would work with the experiment, but I think the book might be a little too much for my fourth graders in the group. That being said, for a 5th plus read, I think fans of Riordan will really enjoy this book. This is especially true, if you have read any Jules Verne or are even just familiar with the premise of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.

I'm actually surprised this book is a standalone novel. It has several jumping off points for a series and I like the underwater world Riordan created. As a standalone, I think there might have been a bit too much going on and we either could have cut a little bit of the details or built on for a sequel.

Overall, I found this to be a fun read and I think tweens would really enjoy it. This one just sneaks out four stars from me.

That's all for now!


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