Before We Go Extinct (Hardcover)

By Karen Rivers

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr), 9780374302405, 256pp.

Publication Date: June 28, 2016

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Description

Grief can sometimes feel like being caught in the jaws of a great white shark.

J.C., who goes by the nickname Sharky, has been having a hard time ever since his best friend died in front of him in what might or might not have been an accident. Shell-shocked, Sharky spends countless hours holed up in his room, obsessively watching documentaries about sharks and climate change and texting his dead friend.

Hoping a change of location will help, Sharky's mom sends him to visit his dad on a remote island in Canada. There, Sharky meets a girl who just may show him how to live and love again.



About the Author

Karen Rivers is the author of many award-winning books for children and teens, including The Girl in the Well Is Me. She lives in Victoria, BC, with her children.
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