Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Great Wide Sea

Ben, Dylan, and Gerry are still mourning their mother?s death when their dad decides to buy a boat and take them on a year-long sailing trip. Tensions flare between Ben and his father, but they gradually learn to live together in close quarters. Then one morning the boys wake up to discover their father has disappeared?and they are lost. What happened to him? Where are they? And what will they do when a terrible storm looms on the horizon?
So, this book was a little slow at getting started, i thought it was going to have a little about the before and then a little about while they were on the sea, but it was like 3/4 of the book. The last fourth was there time on the island and then their eventual rescue. That was my biggest pet peeve about it. I did like the ending though, there was a nice little plot twist there tucked into the last couple chapters. So that sort of made up for the dragging on of the other parts of the story. But i would say in the end, overall a good read. I would recommend it more towards boys though. 

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