Dark Life by Kat Falls
Truman Nominee 2012/13
This year seems to focus on SciFi and Fantasy, and I am totally falling in love with Teen SciFi. The details in Dark Life were amazing...I felt like I was in my own scuba gear, floating along the ocean floor. Ty and his family have chosen to live on the ocean floor after the disasters that all but destroyed the earth. So much better than living Topsides, where space is such a commodity that thousands of people live in a city block, stacked on top of each other. But the government is stopping all shipments until the Seablite Gang is caught, and the cargo can make it without getting robbed. Ty can do this, because living below the ocean has given him a Dark Gift, the ability to communicate with the creatures around him. But can he do it with Gemma, a girl from Topside tagging along looking for her brother?