“Earthquakes shattered the continents, toppling entire regions into the rising water. Now, humans live packed into stack cities. The only ones with any space of their own are those who live on the ocean floor, the Dark Life. Ty has spent his whole life living deep undersea, helping his family farm the ocean floor. But when outlaws attack his homestead, Ty finds himself in a fight to save the only home he has ever known. Joined by Gemma, a girl from the Topside who has come subsea to look for her brother, Ty ventures into the frontier’s rough underworld and discovers some dark secrets to Dark Life . . . secrets that threaten to destroy everything.”
I liked this book; it was a different kind of read. There will probably come a day where people are farming and/or living in the water. The characters were strong. Ty and Gemma are pretty good partners in crime. I think the the older elementary boys will really like this book.
Review by Christie Haslam, Hillsdale El. School Media Center
Rating: 4 Stars
Interest Level: Grades 4-6
Written by Kat Falls
Release Date: Feb. 1, 2011 (paperback)