Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on KIWIreviews.co.nz : Saturday 24th August 2019 - 01:24:42

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Young Adult > Swimming Against the Storm review

« The Emoji Movie reviewThe Emoji MovieBarker's Harissa Sauce reviewBarker's Harissa Sauce »

Score: 9.8/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 8222 - Swimming Against the Storm
Written by: Jess Butterworth

Swimming Against the Storm
Price:
$19.99
Available:
April 2019

Swimming Against the Storm product reviews

Our land is sinking. It's disappearing into the water. And no one knows how to save it. Twelve-year-old Eliza and her sister Avery have lived their entire lives in a small fishing village on the coast of Louisiana, growing up alongside turtles, pelicans and porpoises. But now, with sea levels rising, their home is at risk of being swept away.

Determined to save the land, Eliza and her younger sister Avery secretly go searching in the swamp for the dangerous, wolf-like loup-garou. If they can prove this legendary creature exists, they're sure that the government will have to protect its habitat - and their community. But there's one problem: the loup-garou has never been seen before. And with a tropical storm approaching and the sisters deep, deep in the swampland, soon it's not just their home at risk, but their lives as well...

Heartland middle-grade adventure set in the swamps of Louisiana, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell and Lauren St John.



Tags:
adventure   fishing   friends   hurricane   louisiana   loupgarou   sisters   storm   swamp
Other listings you may be interested in:
Wolven 3 - Bad Wolf RisingWolven 3 - Bad Wolf Rising
Rating: 8.8
1 - 2 - 3 Bird!1 - 2 - 3 Bird!
Rating: 10.0
The 39 Clues - 1 - The Maze of BonesThe 39 Clues - 1 - The Maze of Bones
Rating: 9.8
Pirateology - A Pirate's Guide and Model ShipPirateology - A Pirate's Guide and Model Ship
Rating: 8.8
Nellie BelleNellie Belle
Rating: 9.8
Humanity's Fire - 1 - Seeds of EarthHumanity's Fire - 1 - Seeds of Earth
Rating: 9.8
Kiwis at War 1917: Machines of WarKiwis at War 1917: Machines of War
Rating: 9.6
The Amazing Spider-Man vs Doctor OctopusThe Amazing Spider-Man vs Doctor Octopus
Rating: 8.1
Fun Kits: Safe and Simple Science TricksFun Kits: Safe and Simple Science Tricks
Rating: 9.3
Why Elephants Can't JumpWhy Elephants Can't Jump
Rating: 9.5
Local Online Advertising for DummiesLocal Online Advertising for Dummies
Rating: 8.3
WolvenWolven
Rating: 9.0
EJ12 Girl Hero.  Ciao EJ!  #18EJ12 Girl Hero.  Ciao EJ!  #18
Rating: 10.0

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of mizim

Review by: mizim (Miriam)
Dated: 17th of March, 2019

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 9.8/10
Price:
Score 9 out of 10
Rereadability:
Score 10 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

Young Eliza has just turned twelve years old, something that finally creates a little tension between herself as she sets off on the family boat. It is here that Eliza realizes that her dreams for the future will need to change, but it is also the start of the adventure that she, her sister Avery and their two friends Grace and Huy. They set out to find a mythical creature, the Loup-Garou and instead get caught in a storm. The book takes place in Louisiana, where the seas are reclaiming the land, you can tell that the author actually spoke to people in the field, which makes it feel far more authentic.

The imagery of the swamps created in this book are gorgeous, it's easy to picture how it all looks, at the same time she does a great job at noticing the small things which add an element of danger to the swamps, so even when all is calm it still doesn't feel quite safe. The book is really well placed, it all takes place over just one day but at no point did it feel rushed or pushed to get to the ending quicker than necessary. Eliza is a typical kid, she isn't over the top and has just the right amount of spunk and bravery one might expect from a child trying to fix things while danger is all around.

There are really only three adults in the book that get any page time but the kids are the center and they do shine, they're just typical kids and the feel real and are just trying to mend what has gone wrong. I went into this book expecting one kind of story, one that brought a mythical creature into the world, whilst this expectation wasn't met I still enjoyed the book and finished it in one sitting and I find myself thinking that I could happily read it again (after I've passed this on to my mother to read). Settle down with a hot cup of tea, snuggle up and go on an adventure into the swaps of Louisiana.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 10.0
Product reviews for listing 5246: Feed a Family of Six for Under $20 -  Written/Developed by Jas McPhee

Product image for Feed a Family of Six for Under $20Mother-of-five Jas McPhee started her 'How to Feed a Family of 6 for Under $20' Facebook page after cooking a simple lamb curry one night that her children devoured. It cost less than the price of one takeaway meal. Since then she's shared daily instalments of delicious recipes costing less than $20 and has attracted tens of thousands of Facebook followers.

This cookbook brings together Jas's most popular recipes ... more...

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the ePLURIBUS.nz Network. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose."
Andy Rooney (1919 - )

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream