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Roaming the Mediterranean Sea on sailboats and hunting down monsters is the only life seventeen-year-old Indi and his siblings have ever known. He never loved it, but now that his parents are gone—vanished during a hunt three months ago—it's harder and harder to fight his desire to escape. He's constantly battling his ferocious love for his siblings and the temptation of his parents' journal, which contains directions to a treasure that their parents hinted at. Maybe it's something valuable enough to distract Beleza from her mission to hunt down the monster that killed their parents. Something that would take the little kids away from the sea that's turning Oscar into a pirate and wasting Zulu's brilliant six-year-old mind. Something that could give Indi a normal life.
Acclaimed author Hannah Moskowitz has reinvented yet another genre in this ridiculously propulsive epic that is part seafaring epic, part coming-of-age tale, and a totally warm-hearted story of a boy who loves his family and just wants to figure his own self out—if only the fate of the world weren't on his shoulders.
Roaming the Mediterranean Sea on sailboats and hunting down monsters is the only life seventeen-year-old Indi and his siblings have ever known. He never loved it, but now that his parents are gone—vanished during a hunt three months ago—it's harder and harder to fight his desire to escape. He's constantly battling his ferocious love for his siblings and the temptation of his parents' journal, which contains directions to a treasure that their parents hinted at. Maybe it's something valuable enough to distract Beleza from her mission to hunt down the monster that killed their parents. Something that would take the little kids away from the sea that's turning Oscar into a pirate and wasting Zulu's brilliant six-year-old mind. Something that could give Indi a normal life.
Acclaimed author Hannah Moskowitz has reinvented yet another genre in this ridiculously propulsive epic that is part seafaring epic, part coming-of-age tale, and a totally warm-hearted story of a boy who loves his family and just wants to figure his own self out—if only the fate of the world weren't on his shoulders.
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  • Hannah Moskowitz is the author of many books for teenagers, including A History of Glitter and Blood and Gena/Finn, both awarded the Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year. She lives in Maryland.
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  • School Library Journal

    July 1, 2018

    Gr 9 Up-Indi and his three siblings are orphans. Alone on their tiny boat, Salgada, they sail the Mediterranean, killing sea monsters and hoping to avenge the mysterious death of their parents. Disillusioned with what he sees as a futile goal, Indi struggles between loyalty to his older sister, Beleza, and his desire to give up seafaring for a life on land. The story opens strongly with an action scene-slaughtering a morde d'eau off the coast of France. However, if readers are looking for a fast-paced action-packed book, this isn't it. Monsters are not the central aspect of the story; they are rarely described in any detail, and battles are short and often unimportant to the frequently meandering plot. The focus is on the characters. Beleza is the strong, determined captain of their ship, and Indi's primary concern is his younger siblings. Yet despite the care he provides, he seems to have very little trouble leaving them behind for his own dreams. This novel has an interesting atmosphere of historical fantasy-pirates and monster hunting-juxtaposed with the modern world of cell phones and cab rides. This could be jarring, but Moskowitz makes it work. Unfortunately, the ending feels too rushed. VERDICT A secondary purchase for larger collections.-Lauren Jones, Tauranga City Library, NZ

    Copyright 2018 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Kirkus

    September 1, 2018
    A teen boy tries to balance caring for his family, making a life for himself, and saving the world in Moskowitz's (Gena/Finn, 2016, etc.) thoughtful seafaring adventure.Indi knows his family is odd. Four white siblings living alone on a rickety boat after their parents' disappearances would be strange enough, but they are also "sicarios"--monster hunters like their parents before them. The quartet sails the Mediterranean, speaking an amalgam of Romance languages mixed with Greek and Arabic, risking their lives to kill nightmarish creatures that live in the water and prey on humans, and surviving as best they can. As his eldest sister leads them on an impossible revenge mission to find the legendary monster they believe killed their parents, Indi longs for a life of less danger for his siblings and more normalcy for himself. But after forming an unexpected connection with a vulpine Tunisian female pirate, Indi begins to question in earnest if he actually belongs in this world. Existential pensiveness and heart-stopping action (on monster-infested high seas no less) are a rare, successfully developed duo. Indi's life is dangerous sea creatures one moment, anxious contemplation the next, and the constancy of his siblings through it all. Moskowitz immerses readers in Indi's perspective, where electrocuting monsters is second nature and stepping onto dry land seems alien, exploring the complicated spaces between family, self, and duty.Measured, mesmerizing, masterful. (Magical realism. 14-17)

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