Swim That Rock review by muffin
Swim That Rock
by John Rocco, Jay Primiano, John Rocco
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Adventure
Five Star Award

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Age at time of review - 10
Reviewer's Location - Stow, MA, United States
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This book is about a boy named Jake who lives in a small town near the ocean in Narragansett Rhode Island.  Jake will make you root for him from the very first chapter.  When his father goes missing during a fishing boat accident Jake is left with unanswered questions. He must get ten thousand dollars or he and his mom will be forced to move.  If they don’t pay the rent to keep their diner, it will be replaced by a nightclub.  Jake tries to save the diner by quahogging.  While quahogging he meets a strange man who says he can help him save the diner.  Jake must do the unthinkable to save it.

 

 

Opinion: 

I think this book is for readers who LOVE adventure! It is filled with humor and suspense.  The way the authors write this book makes you feel like you are part of the story.  While you are reading, if you close your eyes you can imagine what's going on. This book has an interesting cast of characters.  Jake is headstrong and likes to do things by himself. Jake’s friend Darcy works at the diner but she has a secret no one knows.  Jake’s mother is always worrying. Captain, is a strange man who tries to help Jake. Tommy, Jake’s best friend is committed to helping save the diner.

I LOVE how this book is told from Jake’s point of view because you can really understand how he feels.  I think that this book would be better if the language was a little cleaner, there is some “colorful” language. I would have liked more of an explanation about how his dad went missing.  The reader may be a little frustrated at the end when they are left with some unanswered questions.  


Rating:
5
Content Rating:

Content rating - some mature content

Explain your content rating: 

Some colorful language
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