“Lots of action here, combined with nice insights on the clash between tourism and the preservation of natural environments.” (VOYA
"Polak develops Pete's character in a believable and satisfactory way. Her writing communicates her knowledge of the setting and her research on whales. Recommended." (Canadian Book Review Annual
"[Polak] has captured the teenage mind while still making her point. A good read. Highly recommended." (CM Magazine
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Her words rang in my head. "Three minutes until you lose sensation in your extremities." I wriggled my fingers and toes. While I still could." Pete likes to play pranks. It doesn't matter what it is as long as it gets a laugh. When he impersonates his vice principal on a radio call-in show, he goes too far and is suspended from school. Pete's parents send him to spend the summer working with his uncle, a whale-watching guide in a tourist town far from the city. When a whale is injured by a reckless tour guide, Pete struggles to save the animal. Then Pete has to pull the most important prank of his life to bring the guide to justice.