"The creature swam in the blackness at the base of the reef, ganglia rising out of its head like glistening, dead eels."


Some say that the reason teens are so addicted to horror stories is because disgusting monsters, ghouls, and tentacled amphibians psychologically and creatively personify a teen's innermost angst. Proving that there is more than a grain of truth to the theory, crowned king of teenage angst Paul Zindel plunges into the world of horror with style in Reef of Death, his third fast-paced, thrilling tale of smart teens battling the slime of the earth. Even the most reluctant readers will find themselves furiously turning pages to find out what happens to P.C. McPhee when he hops a plane to Australia to help his crazy uncle solve an offshore mystery. A tidal wave of adventure and a cast of villains--including the biggest, nastiest, man-eating fish on earth--await him Down Under. Teens who love being scared out of their wits won't want to miss Zindel's other two horrifying tales: Loch and The Doom Stone, both chosen as Recommended Books for Reluctant Young Adult Readers by the American Library Association.cussion about mutation and animal freedom.



I have recently gotten into Cryptozoology (study of still unknown animals.) When I read this book, I was thinking "Finally, a good book about undiscovered animals." Zindel was very creative coming up with these animals. I thought the torture tank scenes were especially gorey. Well done, Zindel. Your the next Michael Crichton. I am very into stories with animals, action, and of course, gore. Kids need a book like this. Adventure. It's a nice big juicy way of flipping off all those media people that say kids should be sheilded from action and adventure stories because of every little piece of content. Any ways, this book rules. Read it.

Another Good Book By Zindel
This book was exceptional and very difficult to put down. There is constant surprises and you never know what is going to happen next. Defiantly worth reading.

GREAT BOOK - (Vanessa from Honolulu)
I loved this book so much, It did take me a while to get into it. Finaly i started all over and tried again. I read the whole thing a in 1 day and it was great! I loved it so much! Wally was cool!