Absolute Pressure

  • Pages:176
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:athlete, action, scuba diving, illegal immigrant, undocumented immigrant
  • Pub Date:04/01/2009
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Fry Level:3.2
  • Lexile:HL570L
  • ATOS:3.9
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Ian has been going to Key West every summer for years, helping his Uncle Gord at his dive shop and spending as much time as he can underwater.

When he's not scuba diving, he's admiring Sherri, the girl who works at the dive shop, and wondering how she would feel if he told her that he tastes blackberries whenever he sees her. A series of accidents leads Ian to believe that his uncle is in grave danger, but the truth is more complicated and terrifying than he could ever have imagined.

"Students who are looking for something action-packed to read will find this book full of continual action and suspense...A good book to have in a Junior High reading library."
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"Takes the reader into an exciting and fast-paced world of deep sea diving, treasure hunting, attempted murder and cover-up…Part of the 'Orca Sports' series, Absolute Pressure will provide teachers with a read-aloud that will capture the imagination of boys while holding appeal for a general younger teen audience…Recommended."
– CM Magazine
Junior Library Guild Selection   | 2009  |  Commended
Golden Eagle Children's Choice finalist   | 2012  |  Short-listed