Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Shark Attacks of 1916 (I Survived #2) by Lauren Tarshis Review

Book Nerd Review by Jordan

Based on true events! It's the summer of 1916 and the Jersey shore is being terrorized by a Great White shark. Can 10-year-old Chet and his friends survive a swim in the local creek?

In the summer of 1916, ten year-old Chet Roscow is captivated by the local news: a Great White shark has been attacking and killing people up and down the Atlantic Coast, not far from Chet's hometown of Springfield, New Jersey.

Then one day, swimming with his friends, Chet sees something in the water. . . 

I really loved the book a lot! All the main characters were amazing. The setting was really nice like in the creek and woods. The main characters were Chet, Monty, Sid and Dewey. They were amazing main characters, even Chet. This book was an amazing shark book I ever read.

Here are Jordan's written reviews as he reads per chapter. Just click the picture to enlarge. ***WARNING** Review Contains SPOILERS. Do NOT click the pictures if you do not wish to be Spoiled.


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Lauren Tarshis is the author of the New York Times bestselling I Survived series. Each of these historical fiction books focuses on an iconic event from history, and tells the story through the eyes of a child who was there. The theme of the series is resilience: how human beings can struggle through even the most difficult experiences and somehow not simply survive but heal — and ultimately thrive. The series includes more than 13 historical fiction books plus two I Survived True Stories collections of narrative nonfiction. The True Stories titles feature real children from history and today facing extraordinary events.

Lauren is also the author of the critically acclaimed Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree, a Golden Kite honor book for fiction and Oprah book club pick, and the sequel Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love. The books are on many state lists and are often used by schools as part of anti-bully programs.

In addition to writing books, Lauren is VP, Editorial Director of Language Arts for Scholastic’s Classroom Magazine Division. She is the long-time editor of Scholastic Storyworks magazine, an award-winning multi-genre language arts magazine read by more than 1 million children in their fourth and fifth-grade classrooms.

Lauren has spoken at hundreds of schools, libraries and conferences. Her presentation takes students deep into her research and writing process and reveals her own personal story of coping with reading struggles when she was young.


  1. My most memorable childhood book is A Taste of Blackberries.

  2. I remember reading stories about "Babapapa" and his family. Probably more so because we recently found my book (!!!) and my kids love reading it too.

    Besos Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo