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Six kids, Nick, J.J., Will, Lyssa, Charla, and Ian, are thrown together against their will on a small boat that will make a one-month journey on the Pacific Ocean. They have all been sent for different reasons. Luke is taking his only choice besides being sent to a juvenile detention facility for a crime he didn't commit. Will and Lyssa are quarreling siblings sent by their parents, who hope the trip will teach them to get along better. J.J. was sent by a movie-star father after he pulled one two many pranks. Ian's parents hoped to cure him of his TV addiction. Charla was sent because she was having an arthletic "burnout." But these six totally different kids have to learn to work together to survive a vicious storm and a shipwreck that leave them stranded in the middle of the ocean with no food, no water, and almost no hope for survival.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2001.
ISBN: 9780613360685
Branch Call Number: JF Korm
Characteristics: 129 p. ; 20 cm.


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Jul 05, 2014

I read this in grade 2.
I remember trying to explain the plot line to my friend at school, but giving up and just saying that you have to read it.
I don't really remember much about the book (I'm older now), but I do remember that I thought the whole (minor spoiler alert) bomb part was really cool, and in general, that it was THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!
I want my brother to read it (he's now in grade 2) but don't know whether it's actually appropriate for him???? Any body have a recommended age to read it?

Summerteamtwo Jul 01, 2010

Recommendation by the TD Summer Reading Club team running programs at the following branches: Greely, Richmond, North Gower, Metcalfe and Vernon branches. (Ages 10+)

This book really pulls you in! The story is about six kids (each unique in personality) that are registered to work aboard a tall ship for a few weeks in order to sort out their bad behaviour. The plot and the characters were so interesting -- I felt almost like I was watching a movie rather than reading a book because of Korman's writing style.
The main theme of the book is survival even though most of the book is set on a boat. The book's ending has a great cliffhanger which motivates you to read the next book in the series.
And if you like Korman's survival theme, he has other kid survival series: (1) DIVE and (2) EVEREST.


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