Another of the great class of 2K13 is my guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat” in the form of author Polly Holyoke. She is the author of the mid-grade novel “The Neptune Project”.
If you like stories about dolphins, sharks, loyal friends and nonstop adventure, THE NEPTUNE PROJECT is the book for you!
Nere is one of a group of kids who have been genetically altered to survive in the ocean. These products of the "Neptune Project" are supposed to build a better future under the waves, safe from the terrible famines and wars and that rock the surface world.
But there some big challenges ahead of her: no one ever asked Nere if she wanted to be part of a science experiment; the other Neptune kids aren't exactly the friendliest bunch, and in order to reach the safe haven of the new Neptune colony, Nere and her fellow mutates must swim across hundreds of miles of dangerous ocean, relying on their wits, their loyal dolphins and one another to evade terrifying undersea creatures and a government that will stop at nothing to capture the Neptune kids... dead or alive.