For our November Middle Grade Book Club we will be reading The Shark Caller by Dianne Wolfer.
Isabel is on a plane heading back to her island birthplace in Papua New Guinea. Izzy is looking forward to seeing her family again, but there's a tragic reason for the trip. Her twin brother, Ray, died in a freak diving accident, and Izzy and her mum are taking his ashes home.
After they arrive, Izzy realises things have changed since their last visit. Logging threatens the community's way of life and sharks no longer answer the song of the shark callers.
Izzy's cousin Noah explains that the clan needs someone to undertake a traditional diving ritual. The person must be a twin from the shark-calling lineage. The dive will be perilous. And Izzy is the last twin.