Above World

Above World

Paperback - 2013
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A suspenseful sci-fi escapade plucks two children out of the ocean for a thrilling adventure.

Thirteen-year-old Aluna has lived her entire life under the ocean with the Coral Kampii in the City of Shifting Tides. But after centuries spent hidden from the Above World, her colony's survival is at risk. The Kampii's breathing necklaces are failing, but the elders are unwilling to venture above water to seek answers. Only headstrong Aluna and her friend Hoku are stubborn and bold enough to face the terrors of land to search for way to save their people. But can Aluna's fierce determination and fighting skills and Hoku's tech-savvy keep them safe? Set in a world where overcrowding has led humans to adapt -- growing tails to live under the ocean or wings to live on mountains -- here is a ride through a future where greed and cruelty have gone unchecked, but the loyalty of friends remains true.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780763662592
0763662593

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white_owl_194 Aug 05, 2014

At first this book didn't interest me much, but it did at the end. This book is filled with amazing twists and turns that I've never seen applied to any books. If I could choose I wanted to be an Aviar the other choices frightens me, and I definitely don't want to live in the desert or under the ocean.

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SophieNagyfej
Jan 19, 2014

A very good book for middle school readers! My favorite character was Hoku. At first I wasn't all too crazy about him, but then he grew on me. Second book doesn't really relate to the first so much, but I know the third will.

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Jaryn
Jul 05, 2012

I really like when aluna was getting her tail, she refused and stole the seed.

BPLNextBestKids Apr 11, 2012

It is the future and the world and people we are used to have disappeared. Due to over-population, humans have been forced to use technology to adapt to living under the ocean, in the deserts and in the sky. However, greed and cruelty still exist and the generators allowing the under sea dwellers to breathe are being shut down and the people are dying. 13-year-old Aluna decides to go to “above world” (land) to try to find help for her people. She must depend on the friendship and loyalty of old friends and new if she is to succeed. This is a great book if you enjoy science-fiction. Reviewed by BPL volunteer EE.

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white_owl_194 Aug 05, 2014

white_owl_194 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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white_owl_194 Aug 05, 2014

"THE WORLD CANNOT CHANGE FOR US; THEREFORE WE MUST CHANGE OURSELVES FOR THE WORLD."
-Ali'ikai of the Coral Kampii,
born Sarah Jennings

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