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J.C., who goes by the nickname Sharky, has been having a hard time ever since his best friend died in front of him in a what-might-or-might-not-have-been accidental fall off a skyscraper. Shell-shocked, Sharky stops speaking and withdraws from both friends and family. He spends countless hours holed up in his room, obsessively watching documentaries about sharks and climate change—and texting his dead friend.At her wits end, Sharky’s confused mom sends him to stay with his father on an abandoned island in Canada over the summer, where his dad is the caretaker. Over the course of an unforgettable summer, Sharky gets to know his dad and he meets a girl who teaches him how to shows him how to live—and love—again.