I have to give this book props for a couple of reasons. First, the scene on the cover actually did happen. There was a shark attack, though it’s not exactly the most important part of the book. I guess if they had put a mermaid on the cover, it would have been considered a “girly” book. Speaking of which…
There are mermaids in this book! Can you believe it? And they’re not just pretty, Anglo-Saxon girls with clear skin and good vocal chords, either. They’re actually kind of bad-ass, in their own way.
This book is less kid-lit horror, and more adventure, which was a nice change of pace. I think Stine really wanted to write an old-fashioned adventure book, and I have to admit that he succeeds. I have a feeling this was just kind of thrown in with the Goosebumps franchise, but Deep Trouble could actually stand on its own pretty well, I think. So, mateys, are ye ready for some fun on the high seas?
Arrrr… Or whatever.
Back Cover Blurb:
Don’t go in the water!
Billy and his sister, Sheena, are visiting their uncle Dr. Deep on a tiny Caribbean island. It’s the perfect place to go exploring underwater… and Billy’s ready for adventure.
There’s only one rule to remember: Stay away from the coral reefs. Still, the reefs are so beautiful. So peaceful. Billy can’t resist.
But he’s not alone in the water. Something’s lurking deep below the surface. Something dark and scaly.
Something that’s half-human, half-fish…