Sinking Deeper: Or My Questionable (Possibly Heroic) Decision to Invent a Sea Monster

  • Title: Sinking Deeper: Or My Questionable (Possibly Heroic) Decision to Invent a Sea Monster
  • Author: Steve Vernon
  • ISBN: 9781551098807
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Kobo
  • Sinking Deeper Or My Questionable Possibly Heroic Decision to Invent a Sea Monster The tiny fishing community of Deeper Harbour is in deep trouble and so is fourteen year old Roland MacTavish Roland s mom wants to move with him to Ottawa away from his father his weird friend Dulsi
    The tiny fishing community of Deeper Harbour is in deep trouble and so is fourteen year old Roland MacTavish Roland s mom wants to move with him to Ottawa, away from his father, his weird friend Dulsie, and his even weirder grandfather, Angus So Roland does what any sane teenager would do he invents a sea monster Unfortunately, the scheme quickly spins out of Roland sThe tiny fishing community of Deeper Harbour is in deep trouble and so is fourteen year old Roland MacTavish Roland s mom wants to move with him to Ottawa, away from his father, his weird friend Dulsie, and his even weirder grandfather, Angus So Roland does what any sane teenager would do he invents a sea monster Unfortunately, the scheme quickly spins out of Roland s control, and he has to go to greater and greater lengths to keep up the illusion And then Roland must deal with a situation far terrifying than any sea monster As moving as it is irresistibly funny, Steve Vernon s portrait of Roland and Deeper Harbour is perfect for anyone who s ever been stuck badly enough to do something awesomely, brilliantly, heroically stupid.This book is on the shortlist for the 2013 Hackmatack Award as well as the 2013 Silver Birch Award.

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    1. Hi I m Steve Vernon and I d love to scare you Along the way I ll entertain you I guarantee a giggle as well.If I listed all of the books I ve written I d bore you and I am allergic to boring.Instead, let me recommend one single book of mine.Pick up SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME for an example of true Steve Vernon storytelling It s hockey and vampires for folks who love hockey and vampires and for folks who don t For up to date info please follow my blog at stevevernonstoryteller.wordpreAnd follow me at Twitter StephenVernonyours in storytelling,Steve Vernon


    198 Comments


    1. I really liked sinking deeper. I liked it because it was intressting how they made a sea monster out of a dory. But it was confusing. At the end i thought it was sad. Sinking deeper is my favourate book so far.

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    2. Sinking Deeper was a (rightfully) Silver Birch selection. It's a charming, East Coast story about a boy named Roland who creates a sea monster. Steve's humour comes through, and the characters are definitely as interesting as the premise.This is a great book for kids. The only part that took me out of the story (which kids love) was the use of long and odd similes or metaphors. They are definitely funny, but happened a little too often for me.Overall a great story, and definitely recommended for [...]

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    3. When I read Haunted Harbours: Ghost Stories from Old Nova Scotia and Halifax Haunts: Exploring the City's Spookiest Spaces, I thought it showed Steve Vernon's innate folkloristic abilities. Those were essentially nonfiction books, offering local legends from the Maritimes. This time around, Steve has crafted his own Maritime legend in the form of a middle-grade novel.Roland MacTavish is a fourteen-year-old living Deeper Harbour, a slowly dying small town on the southern shores of Nova Scotia. Hi [...]

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    4. Sinking Deeper OR My awesome brilliant Questionable Heroic Decision to Invent a Sea Monster could be called hilarious, or it could be called reminiscent of younger days – for those of us who are old enough to have “younger days” and who found themselves in impossible situations, or it could be called adventurous, or well, you get the picture. This book is all of the above and more.Steve Vernon, known for his very creative storytelling, has written this enjoyable story based in the fictiona [...]

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    5. Reason for Reading: I love reading great new Canadian Kids' fiction and who could pass up a title like that!14 yo Roland MacTavish has lived in the sleepy little Nova Scotian town of Deeper Harbour all his life. His father is the police chief and his mother is the mayor and they've been getting divorced for the last two years. He lives back and forth between the two of them, and also spends time with his two best friends: his grandfather, Angus MacTavish, and Dulsie, a self-proclaimed "punk-goth [...]

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    6. This is my very first YA novel and I am way more than just a little excited about its upcoming release this April.Let me start with a link to its very first review from the good folks at the Canadian Materials review site.umanitoba/cm/vol17/no27So what is the book about?Let me just steal a snippet from the back copy. I don't think the author will mind. I know the guy. He's very understanding, even though his feet smell funny.The tiny fishing community of Deeper Harbour is in deep trouble—and s [...]

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    7. *I received Sinking Deeper: Or My Questionable (Possibly Heroic) Decision to Invent a Sea Monster by Steve Vernon as part of my YABA jury duties.I loved this book. The East Coast of Canada has always appealed to me (says the person who moved all the way West) and this novel oozes with East Coast charm.The characters were rich and vibrant. The grandfather is my favourite,; he has sayings no one understands and a childish sense of adventure that is absolutely delightful. I was literally laughing o [...]

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    8. The cover:Love the drawn monster and the handwriting below the "Sinking Deeper". One thing that sticks out is that the photo of the village seem to have been taken at night, which I don't like. Just a little detail.The book:The author nails the voice of a fourteen-year-old boy. Nails it, just about drives it through the pages. Roland's at times cocky, impulsive and prejudiced and at times wary, nervous and downright scared. Other characters aren't lacking in dimension either: Dulsie is a self-pr [...]

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    9. Wow this was an amazing book. It was really difficult to get into at first because of all teh crazy stuff they did. It was like they did one thing then they started to do something else. Around part 2 is where it gets interseting. I really loved the book after part 2 because that is when it began to make sense more. The idea of making a sea monster to save a town was questionable? No it was brilliant, no better than that it was heroic. The ending was super sad. But overall forgiving the terrible [...]

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    10. This book was a ton of fun! I read it over a couple of hours this afternoon and laughed out loud quite a few times. I love the way Mr Vernon describes things so over-the-top outrageously! I definitely recommend this one to anyone who's looking for a fun YA book to read!

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    11. Sinking Deeper is a fun ride, filled with humour. You feel like you are in this small town - the author captures it perfectly. The characters will wiggle their way into your heart. Kids will love the gross and the funny! A great read for all ages.

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    12. This book is really good. There are a couple reasons, one: people i can relate to. Two:it has lots of made-up words. Three: its really funny. It has a happy ending which not many books have and that's another reason i like it. Also in this book there is not a dull moment. I loved it so much.

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    13. I read this to my son and we both enjoyed it. It was a refreshing change from all of the series books we've been reading, and its being set in Nova Scotia was definately a bonus. My son was reluctant to begin it because he doesn't like "real life" books, but it very quickly won him over.

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    14. This is a great Junior Fiction book!! It is very well writtenfunny and moving story!!

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    15. A really fine book. Funny, touching, and very sweet in a totally non-gooey way.

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    16. AW, I simply loved it! It was full of heart and humor and a great, great story.

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    17. A hilarious tale by master storyteller Steve Vernon.

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    18. Sinking Deeper is the story of fourteen-year-old Roland Diefenbaker McTavish's scheme to create--with the help of his beloved prankster grandfather Angus, his best friend Dulsie, and her dad Warren Boudreau--a sea monster to draw tourists to the dying fishing village of Deeper Harbour, Nova Scotia. Roland's mother, the mayor, a woman on the brink of divorcing his father, the police chief, has determined that she and Roland will soon leave this picturesque crime-free maritime town for Ottawa, a l [...]

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    19. Fourteen-year-old Roland lives in the dying seaside town of Deeper Harbour, Nova Scotia. His parents have separated, and when he's with his police-chief father, he sleeps at the jail while his dad does night patrol.Except when his grandfather convinces him to sneak out for some prank-type vandalism. That's how the story opens, and lest parents be concerned, there are consequences and restitution. There's also, through a madcap series of events, the inspiration of how to revitalize the town's tou [...]

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    20. Roland knew he had it in for him when his grandfather, Angus, and his best friend, Dulsie, broke him out of jail. His dad is the chief of police (and the only policeman in town) and had made Roland sleep there on his 14th birthday so he could keep an eye on him. Well, Angus, Dulsie, and Roland go and cut down a lady’s ugly laundry pole so they could throw it across town like a caber (Angus is Scottish). Roland’s Mom, the mayor, decides that this is the last straw and decides to move to Ottaw [...]

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    21. I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.The story takes place in Deeper Harbour, a town in Nova Scotia. For those geographically challenged, that's in Canada.Fourteen year old Roland MacTavish lives there with his separated parents: his dad is the police chief and his mom is the mayor. Must make for interesting town meetings, eh?Roland's best friends are his grandfather, Angus and Dulsie, a girl that paints tattoos on every day. Angus is hilarious with his sayings a [...]

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    22. "Sinking Deeper" is a sweet book that just possibly tries too hard. Steve Vernon appears to be no stranger to wordplay and humor and he takes the hyperbole and teenage sarcasm a step beyond reality in this YA offering - and it seems that everything is a simile in Deeper Harbour. Funnily though, Deeper Harbour is a nice idea for a book. Upon finding out that the school is closing in his tiny Nova Scotia seacoast town, and his parents' divorce is truly final and that his mother is debunking for a [...]

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    23. I personally thought this book was really wierd. In the begging this book was confusing,first he was telling a story about being in jail then someone throws a book throght the window? It was hard to follow some times I just had to put it down and read the hunger games. I didnt really like the grandpas character because he did weird things and to me he was annoying. Also some of the things he did and said were hard to understand and some times they just didnt make any sents at all. Dulsie`s chara [...]

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    24. Steve Vernon does have a story to tell. It's original and it hangs together well. The creation of a sea monster to solve Roland's problems, and the problems of the town of Deeper Harbour, is a clever idea, and fourteen-year-old Roland's use of technology to create a buzz is fun to watch. However, the beginning of the book nearly drove me mad. The author crams five images into every bloated forty-word sentence and dresses his characters up in so many layers of weird that you can't see the story f [...]

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    25. I'm not going to review this book - I already wrote it. But I did want folks to know that SINKING DEEPER: OR MY QUESTIONABLE (POSSIBLY HEROIC) DECISION TO INVENT A SEA MONSTER is now available in Kobo format.So - for all of those folks who are looking for fun fast read - I recommend this little yarn whole-heartedly.(of course, I might be somewhat biased

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    26. I thought this was a really book because it had lot of descriptive words. It was a really slow book at the start. I would recomend this to a lot of people as long as they dont get discouraged because it starts of slow. I would still tell people to read this though.

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    27. This book was okay. Some parts were good and some parts were boring. The part I thought was good was when they were building the sea monster. The ending was really sad too. Also, the chapters were really short which made it easier for me to finish.

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    28. I liked this book because It had lots of different things happening. I thought i got better after the 2 part because in the first part they only steal a clothes line and It is very confusing. Right when the second part comes It is way better. I think It is a good book It can possibly get my vote.

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    29. A cute and easy-read that reminded me a bit of "Archeologesters" which was popular with the same age group a few years ago. Didn't excite me particularly, but boys will enjoy it.

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    30. this book is sad at the end but is really slow i think it deserves a chance though

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