Jaws is by Peter Benchley. The classic thriller about a great white shark terrorizing the beaches near a Long Island summer community. Only Amity Chief of Police, Martin Brody, seems intent on protecting the tourists and locals from the evil shark. While not like the famous movie in many ways, it is still a classic read.
Ratings: 11th grade - 8 out of 10 - P (profanity) - V (violence) - AC (mature thematic content).