OBNW_smBook 1: One Boy, No Water

In Hawaii, thirteen-year-old adopted Zader Kaonakai Westin is living in his brother Jay’s shadow.

Jay Kapono Westin is popular—a good student and a surfing star, almost guaranteed a spot at prestigious Ridgemont Academy next year. Zader, on the other hand, is the weird kid allergic to water who sits above the beach and sketches all day.

A favorite target of the bully Blalahs, Zader relies on Jay to keep him safe. But Zader has secrets, like the frightening Man with Too Many Teeth and his friendship with Dream Girl, a mysterious girl who haunts his nights. Uncle Kahana seems to know more about Zader’s past than he’s sharing, especially about his water allergy and inability to eat rare meat or seafood.

When Jay has a shark scare that keeps him out of the ocean, things are set in motion that forever change their destiny. It’s going to push Zader, Jay, and their friend Char Siu beyond their limits to solve the Niuhi Shark Saga.

In a world where Pacific myths and legends come to life, fans of Disney’s  Moana and  Lilo & Stitch ,  The Karate Kid, and the Percy Jackson series will love The Niuhi Shark Saga trilogy.

This newly revised third edition contains new content and a discussion guide.

Format:  Paperback, eBook

Pages: 284

ISBN-13: 978-1535411875

ISBN-10: 1535411872

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When you're allergic to water,
growing up in Hawaii isn't
always paradise.

With Niuhi sharks,
even out of the water,
you're not safe.

Everything you thought you
knew about Zader is a lie.