This nonfiction page-turner is one of the eeriest and most fascinating books I have read in years. It details the horrific shark attacks on the New Jersey coast in 1916. At the time, sharks attacks were actually considered to be a thing of fantasy and thousands of people made the trek to the Jersey Shore everyday from sweltering Manhattan. Even the sight of a shark fin was not taken seriously as no less of an authority than the New York Times had declared that sharks NEVER attacked humans. The author does an excellent job of making the reader really feel like they are swimming along with the rogue shark as he repeatedly attacks swimmers in the ocean and a
freshwater stream. A must-read for shark lovers and thrill seekers alike!
Ms.G is the librarian at the Malone Middle School in Malone, NY.