A confused adolescent boy learns that the best way to tackle life's problems is head-on. MOST YOUNG TEENAGE BOYS would love to spend a summer with a fun-loving bachelor uncle in a seaside cabin far away from the watchful eyes of their parents. But not Jonah Lander. Jonah has secrets--lots of them--and they weigh heavily on his mind. Before leaving home, Jonah intercepts aA confused adolescent boy learns that the best way to tackle life's problems is head-on. MOST YOUNG TEENAGE BOYS would love to spend a summer with a fun-loving bachelor uncle in a seaside cabin far away from the watchful eyes of their parents. But not Jonah Lander. Jonah has secrets--lots of them--and they weigh heavily on his mind. Before leaving home, Jonah intercepts a letter to his parents from his school. Now he has work to do or else he'll be facing remedial English in the fall, not to mention his parents' anger. That lie only leads to more deception. Next he lies to his Uncle Nate about joining the local swim team. Jonah feels bad, but how can he explain that he is afraid of what lurks beneath the dark salt water? Then Jonah gets a job at a local marina where he hopes to do what he enjoys--working with his hands, fixing motors. He even has his eye on getting his own motorboat, but he isn't earning much doing odd jobs. When Sumi, a college student and budding marine biologist, asks him to be her research assistant, he jumps at the chance to make more money. But once Jonah signs on as her workboat crew, he gets into a lot more than he bargained for. Soon he will have to face his greatest fears and finally give up his secrets forever. Bulion's satisfying novel is further enhanced by a rich ensemble of supporting characters, interesting facts about marine life, and a text that perfectly captures the special rhythms of small town seaside living. ...
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Uncharted Waters Reviews
Bulion, Leslie Uncharted Waters, 185 p. Peachtree – Jonah and his little sister Jaye are spending the summer with their beloved uncle in a cabin on a lake. Jonah, however, is hiding two secrets – that he will have to repeat seventh grade English if he doesn’t finish his final writing project and that his encounter with a jellyfish has left him afraid to go in the water. Jaye has taken his place in the local summer swim program and Jonah has found a job working for a local dock owner, but his fear of the water will come back to haunt him when he takes a job helping a young marine biologist. EL-OPTIONAL
Uncharted Waters is a wonderful story. The plot and sub-plots are believable and the pace is lively. The author captures the reader’s attention and holds it from page 1 to the end. The reader immediately connects and empathizes with the characters.To read our full review, go to The Reading Tub®.
For those of you who teach writing, this book has a great description of the writing process -- comparing wrting a story with building an engine.
I enjoyed the book.
Jonah loves working on engines and finally gets a chance to work on boat engines while spending the summer at the beach with his uncle. But he has to keep it a secret...
Mark Twain nominee 2008-2009.Not entirely believable as a plot, but a decent story. Deals with a rebelling boy who is trying to cope with his own coming-of-age.