Hoping to win a trip to an exotic Greek island, Raymond Jardine and Sean Delancey decide to impress the contest judges by selecting a highly obscure Canadian poet as their English project subject, but their scheming intrigue brings unexpected repercussions Customer Book Reviews Great Book!
However, when this month-long trip is part of a strict program called Charting a New Course, and each participant--or inmate--is there for disciplinary problems, things don't look quite as rosy.
And then, of course, when a big storm strikes, and the captain and first mate disappear, and the boat seems to be sinking Still, for Luke, Will, Lyssa, J. The first book of Gordon Korman's exciting new trilogy introduces readers to the six troubled kids who will become unwitting partners in their desperate bid for survival.
A steely captain and a gruff first mate who calls every boy "Archie" and every girl "Veronica" keep order and attempt to turn their charges into young sailors--an effort that may pay off more than any of them ever anticipate.
A hint of menace permeates Shipwreck, along with humor, angst, and mystery. Readers won't want to miss the continuation of the riveting saga in books 2 and 3, Survival and Escape.
Ages 9 to 13 --Emilie Coulter Product Description A dramatic new survival trilogy follows a group of six kids who have been sent to a deserted island for a character-building experience as they embark on a quest for survival that will test their limits.
I really like it because it has a lot of adventure in it, and since i don't like to read a lot this was a really good book.
I just couldn't put it down. To summerize the story there are some kids on a boat because their parents or guardian wants them to get way from something.
Some of the kids got sent on the trip because thier parents thought that they were watching too much TV. Other kids got sent there because they fought too much with thier siblings. Another kid got sent there because they were always getting into trouble at home.
Finally the one kid got sent there because his principle found a gun in his locker at school not to mention he was set up. Well when they were in the middle of nowhere a violent storm came up.
The captain was thrown overbaord and the first mate deserted them on the dingy that the boat had and took most of the food with him. When the kids tried to get the engine back and running, it made the ship blow up. Somehow one of the kids got on a raft and saved three other kids.
They landed on a island nearly dead. That is how the story ends. If you want to know what happens after that, you will have to read the other books.
I suggest that you read this book. It is a book that you just can not put down. Characters, yes, maritime vocabulary, no By S. The captain, a good man who seeks to lead them, is distant, and the obligatory cruel first mate, who actually runs herd on them, finish out the crew.
They sail in the eastern Pacific, and disaster strikes in the form of a storm which changes everything.
The characters are drawn clearly and the ship dialogue is, as far as this non-sailor reader can tell, true to life.
A strong middle school reader who was willing to wade through the maritime vocabulary might enjoy this. The vocabulary would be daunting to a lesser reader. I will read the next one and see if the thrid seems worthwhile.
I'd recommend it, but with care. Morris on Sep 06, I teach freshmen in high school.
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Every day we have a thirty-minute reading time.I just don't care. Gordon Korman does middle schools books well. I'll stop the review here because I don't actually have my copy of the book if that doesn't tell you something about the universal appeal of Korman's books, then I don't know what would.
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Book Summary: The title of this book is Shipwreck (Island, Book 1) and it was written by Gordon Korman. This particular edition is in a Mass Market Paperback format. This particular edition is in a Mass Market Paperback format.
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