Meg: Hell's Aquarium Book Summary and Study Guide

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A aquatic crew must take care of a rare animal called a Megalodon, while dealing with the unpredictability of the animals. A group of people named Dani, Jonas, Terry and Mac work at an aquatic animal center. There is a rare animal called a Megalodon. The group has captured a Megalodon named Angel and are using it as their main attraction. Angel has given birth to five other Megalodons. One day while the group is feeding Angel, Angel goes crazy and begins attacking the crew. Angel kills one of the people in the crew, and seriously injures Dani.
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The Release Animals into the Wild group insists that Dani and her crew release some of Angel's babies into the ocean. Meanwhile, the crew wants to keep the baby Megalodons separated so they don't attack each other. However, their aquatic facility does not have the money to expand the area to separate the babies. Soon after, one of the babies is killed by one of it's siblings.

Two of the baby Megalodons are wanted for an aquarium by a royal family in Dubai. Jonas' brother David is also wanted by the royal family to train submersibles pilots and he agrees to go. While in Dubai, David begins training the pilots on how to use submersible subs. David also makes sure that the two baby Megalodons that the royal family wanted are safe in their new aquarium. Trouble arises from their new surroundings and one of the Megalodons die.

In the aquatic animal center, Jonas and Dani are dealing with the pressure from the Release Animals into the Wild (R.A.W.) group to release the rest of the baby Megalodons into the ocean. The R.A.W. group decides to secretly release the baby Megalodons into the ocean. The Megalodons go crazy and cause casualties on their way out. After this, Jonas and Dani decide to put a computer chip in Angel's brain which can control it. Then they release Angel to the Panthalassa ocean.

In Dubai, David is asked by the royal family to go diving and search for a giant fish in the waters of Panthalassa. David goes with Kaylie. Kaylie and David begin falling in love with each other. On the dive, they are attacked by creatures. They find themselves in trouble.

When Jonas learns of David's trouble, he begins controlling the chip in Angel's brain to go help David. David is about to get attacked by a large creature, but Angel saves him. Angel see's an animal that is it's nemesis. The Liopleurodon and Megalodon are always fighting. They begin a huge battle against each other. Angel gets trapped in a net and gets killed by the Liopleurodon. The Liopleurodon then kills the escaping Kaylie, but David gets away.

David begins dealing with the depression of Kaylie's death. In the end, David swears revenge on the Liopleurodon for killing Kaylie and Angel.
Best part of story, including ending: What I really liked about this story was that a lot of underwater activity was happening. It was suspenseful to deal with large animals of the ocean. The ending was also great too because the two giant sea animals fought each other.

Best scene in story: My favorite part was when the Megalodon fought it's nemesis. This was a great part because there was an expected twist that the Megalodon loses.

Opinion about the main character: What I liked most about David was that he swore revenge against the thing that killed the woman he loved. It was a very sad yet showed a lot of character in him.

The review of this Book prepared by Alex Peterson a Level 4 Yellow-Headed Blackbird scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Adversaries are…    -   giant monsters Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book GIANT monster(s)    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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