"The Aquanauts," he said.
"The Aquanauts? Aquanauts." Jules rolled it around
her tongue slowly, as if tasting it. "You win. That one's the best."
"It's okay," Nicky said.
Marco raised up a fist as if he were offering a
toast. "The Aquanauts."
"The Aquanauts!" we all yelled. We clinked our fists
together and, for the first time that day, I felt like something had gone
This is the story of 16-year-old Greta Kovachi, the
daughter of a world-famous particle physicist who's on the verge of a
breakthrough. In an underwater research base, where science is everything on
anyone's mind, slacker-bad girl Greta feels way out of place. Her father is
absorbed in his work, her friends ditched her, and the only other kids on
the hab are a boot campy tough girl, a hermit science geek, and a primary
school chatterbox. It's going to be a long summer…
John Lunn is the author of The Aquanauts, but writing isn't all he
does. He is also a flutemaker, silversmith, filmmaker, local activist, and
web designer. He is originally Canadian but now lives in New Hampshire.
The Aquanauts is 221 pages of intense and fun science fiction. I
recommend it for kids age 11-16.
The Aquanauts is light and fun, full of new ideas and hilarious
characters, but also packed with excitement, terror, and depression. Full of
opaque contrasts, tested relationships, and heart-stopping action, The
Aquanauts defies typical science fiction with its realistic but still
magical look into the future of our world. Time travel, earth-shattering
futuristic technology, and startlingly familiar human nature blend on the
difficult backdrop of the hab, located at the deepest point of the Pacific
Four-and-a-half stars go to The Aquanauts! Read this book anytime!