Titanic Book 1: Unsinkable
by Gordon Korman
Release Date: May 1, 2011
Buy From Indigo
Suggested Ages: 9-12
Description: The Titanic is meant to be unsinkable, but as it begins its maiden voyage, there''s plenty of danger waiting for four of its young passengers. Paddy is a stowaway, escaping a deadly past. Sophie''s mother is delivered to the ship by police - after she and Sophie have been arrested. Juliana''s father is an eccentric whose riches can barely hide his madness. And Alfie is hiding a secret that could get him kicked off the ship immediately. The lives of these four passengers will be forever linked with the fate of the Titanic. And the farther they get from shore, the more the danger looms
Jake's Review: (Mom's note: Jake hates books on the Titanic, he only read this one because Gordon Korman wrote it.) I really did not like this book because there was way too much talking and it was kinda scary with all the gangster guys.There was way too much detail and I was bored a lot. I think he should have just made 1 story and not three, it would have been much more exciting. A couple of pictures would have been nice too. I think the language is too difficult for someone my age. Mom will love it though, she likes anything to do with the Titanic.
Jake's Rating: 1/10
Mom's Review: Extremely well written introduction to the Titanic tragedy and the lives of the young during the early 1900's for the middle school set. Lots of mystery and intrigue that will keep those in grades 4/5 interested, while at the same time teaching them a bit of history. The little buggers won't even realize they are being taught history as well as some moral lessons. And of course it's about the Titanic which is one of my interests. I highly recommend this as a book for middle school libraries, even better as required reading for a classroom library. Also a must have for all public libraries. As you can probably tell already I really enjoyed this one
Mom's Rating: 9/10
We received this book in exchange for an honest review, and you can really tell ya we gave you an honest opinion from Jake's Review -- Sorry Gordon, the boy does not like the Titanic!
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