Jill Atkins

Series: Fresh Shades
Interest Age: 12 - 18 Years old
Reading Age: 9 - 10 Years old
Published: 1 August 2014
AR Book Level: UY 4.1
Book Band: Grey
Catch Up Level: TBC
Lexile Level: 700
Pages: 64pp
Words: 6,406 words

Availability: In stock

Paperback (format)
ISBN: 9781781276297
Ebook (format)
ISBN: 9781781276440


Maddy's on an exotic beach holiday with her family. After an argument with her mother, she storms off, but the island is engulfed by a deadly tsunami. Maddy survives, but many are dead - and she can't find her family. Are they alive? And will she ever get the chance to say sorry to her mum?

Part of the new Fresh Shades series, this book is exciting and fast-paced, keeping within the style of the Shades 2.0 series. It is perfect for reluctant teens who still want an exciting, unpatronising read that is relevant to their interests and concerns, but who don't want to read a longer novel. With a length of only 6,000 words, and filled with drama, this story will appeal to all reluctant teen readers.


This was surprisingly good, thrilling and an easy book to read and understand. It had an interesting storyline and the language would be best for young teenagers.

Toby MacWilliams and RomaanMasood, Portobello High (Teen Titles)