Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand

Strike Of The Shark Strike Of The Shark:
Mission Survival #6
by Bear Grylls

Supplied for review by Random HouseNew Zealand

Reviewed By: Dylan Howell

At first I was a little dubious that a survivalist and scout master, Bear Grylls, could write a good novel, I could not have been more wrong.

This book continues the story of Beck, a kid whose parents died in a plane crash when he was young. His parents were eco-activists, and Beck intends to continue their legacy. In the past books, Beck ran into trouble on many occasions, in many different places, and survivng these instances has caused him to be very famous. This book highlights this early on because it's the whole reason for the plot… Beck is tired of interviewers, paparazzi and other people seeking him out, so when an old friend of his uncle appears and offers him a vacation, he jumps at the chance. Unfortunately for him, things go horribly wrong.

Bear Grylls' books teach life-saving knowledge, from easy ways to collect water or start a fire, to navigating by the stars. Although I hope I will never need to use that information, I'm glad I have it. This book in particular focuses on marine related knowledge, such as, that life boats are always boyant at the back end, and gives some essential first aid tips for the most dire of situations.

I enjoyed how Bear Grylls managed to give his information out in an easy-to-read book that will hook you like a fishing rod. I can't wait for the next one!

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