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The Secret Deep

By Lindsay Galvin   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338567397 Hardcover
320 Pages | 5.753" x 8.553" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338567410 Ebook
352 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

When Aster wakes alone, stranded, on a tropical island, she has no idea what has happened, why she is there, or where to find her younger sister, Poppy. The answers lie in the secretive underwater world surrounding the desert island, populated by the beautiful and the unexpected...

Aster's last memories are blurred. All she can remember is being on a boat with her aunt and other members of the eco-village where she was sent to live after the death of her mother. But Sam, who once met the sisters on a plane, makes links between the mystery of their disappearance and suspicious happenings in his own life. Though Aster can't think clearly, she feels the answers to all of her questions may lie beneath the sea. But nothing can prepare her for the secrets and revelations that she will uncover in her search for her sister. In a stunning dual narrative, the truth unravels with devastating effect — and the answer lies in the secret underwater world surrounding the desert island. The more Aster searches for Poppy, the more strange things she finds. There is a secret deep in the water. A secret with the potential to change medical history.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for The Secret Deep:

"Galvin is a thrilling storyteller, untangling a dense plot in brief, suspenseful chapters, her prose almost trance-like ... an inventive and touching story, from a novice who writes like an old pro." — Telegraph (UK)

"This book turned out to be totally different than I expected and the author has taken a brave leap, mixing modern day sci-fi with myth, legends, mystery and adventure ... an adrenaline packed story that will have you hooked with its likeable characters and villains." — Readingzone (UK)

"This underwater sci-fi adventure manages to bridge the gap, with its empathetic heroine and compelling mystery." — Press Association (UK)