Jeff Golden, who is a normal teenager, finds himself moving to St. Augustine, Florida with his mom. After arriving to his new home, he starts encountering paranormal experiences like waking up and finding a bayonet in his bed. Desperate for help, he turns to his attractive and trustworthy girlfriend, Carla. She introduces him to her neighbor, Lobo, an old Native American wood carver. He reveals to Jeff what has been occurring and how to prevent the paranormal happenings. As they find out more about Jeff’s problem, they realize it puts Jeff’s life in jeopardy. This forces Jeff to dive headfirst into the world of spirits. The mystifying adventure between humans and spirits sends chills down your spine as you read this book.
Sliding Beneath The Surface was an excellent book. It had everything in it! History, a little humor, and just the right amount of eeriness. The characters seemed so real. You kind of feel like you know them. I was a little confused in the beginning, but after finishing the first part, I couldn’t put the book down. This is the first book in a trilogy, and I can’t wait to read the next book. I would strongly recommend this book for boys ages 12-16. If you are looking for a good book that’s a little scary, and also a page turner, this is the book for you.