The Drowning Shark
The Drowning Shark
When her mother dies unexpectedly, fifteen-year-old Sierra Rouge travels to South Africa, a country she's never been to, to live with her celebrity chef father, a man she barely knows.
During a boat tour, she learns from local activists that dead sharks are washing up on the shore without their fins.
Sierra decides to take matters into her own hands to find the people responsible. In her efforts to bring down the shark finning operation, the past sneaks up on her and she discovers that there may be more to her mother's death--and life--than she realized.
A fast-paced adventure novel rooted in a real-life environmental challenge, The Drowning Shark is the story of one girl's quest to discover answers, find a new sense of normal, and do good in the world.

Book Details


  • Adventure

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Sierra is an extraordinary fifteen-year-old girl. In fact, at her young age, she has already traveled the world and has numerous skills that make her quite unique. She uses these skills to assist her mother is preventing damage to the earth.

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The Drowning Shark by Stormy Sweitzer and Will Swanepoel is about the adventures of Sierra Rouge, an ordinary teenage girl who goes through extraordinary situations. Sierra’s parents are both important people; her father is a famous chef, and her mother is a former CIA agent. Due to her parents getting divorced in her early childhood, Sierra grew up tagging along on her mother’s missions, learning skills of her own along the way. Even after her mother dies, the adventures don’t stop for Sierra.

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Sierra Rouge’s life will never be the same. After her mother dies, Sierra travels to South Africa to live with her father. There, she discovers sharks are being illegally finned and killed. Though some people are all for shark finning and others are completely against it, Sierra makes a plan to put a stop to it.

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