The Neptune Project - YA Review by Katie J

Reader: Katie J
Age: 13
Title: The Neptune Project
Author: Polly Holyoke
Publisher: Disney/Hyperion
Pub Date: 05/21/13
Galley: Yes
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: For a Disney book, I had some pretty low standards set for this book, seeing that the only Disney books I've read were about princesses and singing jocks and nerds, but this book was surprisingly good!
This book is about a girl named Nere, who is much more comfortable in the water than on land.  Then she finds out that she was genetically altered to survive in the ocean and there were a bunch of other kids altered too.  The name of this project is called, you guessed it, the Neptune Project. Oh, she also has "dead" father, who, of course, isn't dead. All in all, not bad for a Disney book.  If it was published by anyone else I would be disappointed, but my standards for Disney are low enough as it is, so this book wasn't too bad.
Memorable or Forgettable: This book didn't have any memorable or forgettable qualities, although it was a different take on the mermaid trend. It was memorable because it was the first and it will probably be the only book released for teens that was published by Disney.
Cover: I liked the cover and I thought it reflected the contents really well.
Age Range: Under 12 through 13
Quality: 3Q Readable
Popularity: 3P Some teen appeal
Annotation:  It's a Disney book. Need I say more?

tags:  science fiction / adventure / ya lit

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