Item description for That Sinking Feeling (Blue Water Mysteries) by Janyre Tromp...
Overview There was nothing I could do to help the paramedics or my dad, and I couldn't face what I'd done...I'd wanted to be the hero...the one to save the city from a rash of burglariesto be famous for breaking the story. But none of that mattered. Not anymore. I'd disobeyed my dad and almost killed my best friend in the process. Audrey Barringer really does try to be a "good kid." But with a bratty, overly perfect little sister and a brain-twisting burglary case that points to her best friend's family, there's no way this firecracker is going to stay out of trouble. That Sinking Feeling not only explores the fascinating underwater world as Audrey and her best friend, Max, dive for clues, it also shows what it means to be a good friend and one of God's children. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.
Audrey Barringer really does try to be a "good kid." But with a bratty, overly perfect little sister and a brain-twisting burglary case that points to her best friend's family, there's no way this firecracker is going to stay out of trouble. "That Sinking Feeling" not only explores the fascinating underwater world as Audrey and her best friend, Max, dive for clues, it also shows tweens what it means to be a good friend and one of God's children.
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Studio: Kregel Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.04" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.31 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2006
Publisher Kregel Publications
Grade Level Middle School
Series Blue Water Mysteries
ISBN 082543887X ISBN13 9780825438875
Availability 0 units.
More About Janyre Tromp
Janyre Tromp (pronounced Jan-ear, Jen-air, or just about anything close-it's French) has lived her whole life explaining her name. She was named for a Brazilian woman who was a family friend. Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she is currently a junior high small group leader at Calvary Church, an editor for Kregel Publications, a stay-at-home mom, and an avid scuba diver.
Reviews - What do customers think about That Sinking Feeling (Blue Water Mysteries)?
Great Read for the Holidays! Nov 30, 2006
Audrey Barringer really does try to be a "good kid." But when confronted with a brain-twisting burglary case that points to her best friend's family, she ends up lying to protect those she cares about. And it isn't long before she's in way over her head.
This is a great read, aimed at young adults, but enjoyable for older readers as well. If you're looking for adventure, mystery, and a story of God's grace, this is the book.
L.K. Malone (LKH)
Great summer reading for the kids Jul 25, 2006
Since Audrey's father had to fire one of his dive shop salespeople and can't take them diving, thirteen-year-old Audrey and her best friend, Max, expect the rest of the summer to be a real bore. Are they wrong! Janyre Tromp, an editor with Kregel who works with junior high kids at church, shows that she knows both writing and kids in this page-turner, That Sinking Feeling.
Audrey Barringer had been named after Audrey Hepburn, because "she had such presence," her mother said. Aud can no more live up to Hepburn's "presence" than she can to her mother's expectations. Only her dad and her best friend Max accept her as she is: tall, gangly, and loyal.
When Aud's dad has to break his diving date with them, the kids stumble on a knife with an odd oriental design, a lock pick set, and a water-tight barrel. The design on the knife has been found carved at each site of local robberies--robberies which have grown increasingly violent. They turn the knife over to Max's Cambodian-born mother for her newspaper article on the robberies, but they keep searching. Along the way they run askance of the local racist bully and of Max's older brother, who seems almost as bad as the bully. They grow surer that members of Max's family are involved in the crimes. After Aud's disobedience almost gets Max killed, she is sure that God is done with her.
When I picked up That Sinking Feeling, I planned to read only one chapter before hitting the housework. Four chapters later I forced myself to put the story down. Every time afterward, Tromp drew me deeper into the story. Tromp's realistic characterization and intriguing plot should do the same for upper elementary and junior high readers. She utilizes the insecurities, disappointments, and awkwardness of that age to make Aud and Max, especially Aud, seem real.
She also delivers a lesson on God's forgiveness after we've failed, and the importance of obedience without being preachy. This is great summer reading for the kids while they're out of school. - Debbie W. Wilson, Christian Book Previews.com