Parents' Guide to

The Vanishing Deep

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Teen sisters race death in tepid futuristic thriller.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+


This book is so good so entertaining, but I would say it gave me cry really emotional at the end, I think this book is great if you're looking for something to read. I loved this book.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 8+


very nice book for kids great role models and educational value

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (2):

Sometimes an author's second book faces high expectations, and that may be the situation with this somewhat tepid follow-up to a truly riveting debut. The Vanishing Deep features an interesting cast and some suspenseful scenes, but the plot doesn't really take off until the novel's final third. Author Astrid Scholte saves the best plot twists for the end. Whether the final reveals make up for what's gone before may depend on the expectations of the reader.

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