The Sands of Shark Island (School of Tobermory, #2) by Alexander McCall Smith, 243 pages. Delacorte Press, 2016. $16.
BUYING ADVISORY: EL, MS – ADVISABLE
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE
The school class on the ship Tobermory has a short break from the ship. The McTavish kids take their friends home with them and have a close call while helping their parents drive a submarine. After they are on land the friends have an adventure trying to evade Tanya’s mean aunt and uncle. When returned to the school ship, they go on a crazy trip to the Caribbean and meet new friends and battle old foes.
I think this book is a fun, clean and enjoyable read. I like the little bit of mystery and the good values shared by this group of friends. There are fun little illustrations in each chapter and some interesting facts about sailing at the back.