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Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 5
Page count: 21



Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 34, Nums 2, 3, 4, 5, Oct, Nov, Dec 2006 & Jan 2007

Story Summary

In children's literature, where speculative fiction is dominated by fantasy, this is a welcome and refreshing return to good-old science fiction. On a watery world, the far descendants of a failed human exploring expedition have adapted to life in the sea. Fifteen year-old Tay longs for something different and finds herself outside of the safety zone and caught in a net heading for the surface ... but no one lives on the surface!