Title: The Neptune Project
Author: Polly Holyoke
Pub Date: 05/21/13
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: The book had good character development. An example of this is that thorough out the book Nere learned to understand people around her, and she learned how to face her own challenges. I also enjoyed the dialogue because there was not too much, or too little.
Memorable or Forgettable: I really had never read a book that was about people living under water, so that made it memorable. I also like that there was a significant amount of action, but there was also some explaining in the book. I also enjoyed the characters - how they interacted with each other.
Cover: Yes, the cover did tempt me to pick up the book and the cover did reflect on the book.
Age Range: 12 through 15
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 3P Some teen appeal
Additional Comments: This was a fascinating book and I would like to see another book in the series.
Annotation: At birth Nere and two kids in the area got their DNA changed so they can live under water. When the government wants to the residents that live near the sea to move inland, Nere and her partners escape by finishing their transformation to breath under water. However, living under water is not easy - there are sharks, octopuses, and government officials that are after the kids. The best way to survive will be to get to Nere's father's colony. On the way, Nere will find other kids like her that will help to reach the destination.
tags: science fiction / adventure / ya lit