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Shark Summer by Ira Marcks

Genre: Middle Grade Graphic Novel

Publishing Date: May 25, 2021


Shark Summer is bursting with vibrant, expressive art….The characters are distinct and relatable…It’s a lovely read!”—Molly Knox Ostertag, author of the Witch Boy series

“Eloquently chronicled in Marcks’s cinematic panels, friendships are formed and repaired, parental relationships articulated, and inner conflicts expressed and resolved. A winning production.” —Kirkus

When a Hollywood film crew arrives on Martha’s Vineyard with a mechanical shark and a youth film contest boasting a huge cash prize, disgraced pitcher Gayle “Blue Streak” Briar sees a chance to turn a bad season into the best summer ever.

After recruiting aspiring cinematographer Elijah Jones and moody director Maddie Grey, Gayle and her crew set out to uncover the truth of the island’s own phantom shark and win the prize money. But these unlikely friends are about to discover what happens when you turn your camera toward the bad things lurking below the surface.

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About the Author:

Ira Marcks is a cartoonist living in Upstate New York with his wife, two cats, a dog, and lots of books he’s been meaning to read. His love for ancient magic and possible futures has led him to create a warehouse of esoteric objects for the Hugo Award-winning magazine Weird Tales and to tell stories about villainous technology for the European Research Council. Shark Summer is his debut graphic novel.

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And now it is time for my review

A big thank you to TBR and Beyond Tours for allowing me a space on this blog tour and to Little Brown for sending me an Netgalley Arc. Unfortunately I was having immense trouble reading it on my kindle (am due an eye test soon) and it wasn't doing anything for me reading an ebook copy as straight away I knew this book deserved to be read physically so I got a copy and I was not disappointed at all. To me Shark Summer is about found friends who really in a school setting would not even share the same air but here Gayle, Maddie and Elijah are making a film about the island's own sea monster and at the same time a real film is being made was. I found this so clever and I got all the nostalgic feels of being a certain age. This was one incredible storyline and I was surprised when I read this was Ira's debut Graphic Novel his ideas and artwork are truly stunning. I can't wait to see what he comes out with next. Then you have a twist that is all I am saying I was not expecting that at all and it did make me go wow. So I had to give this wonderful books 5 big fat stars.

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