Michael Tougias and Casey Sherman The Finest Hours, 153 pages. NON-FICTION. Henry Holt and Co. 2014, $18.00, Language: PG (2 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.
Two giant ships have been poorly built and split in half in one of the largest North Eastern storms ever recorded. There is nobody close to the shipwrecks except a small coast guard station called the Chatham Lifeboat Station. Four men on a 36 foot lifeboat, lead by Captain Bernie Webber must lead his ship into the storm to save the lives of nearly 40 men, while the other ship must wait to get help from a larger ship near them.
I thought this was a very interesting story of sea rescue, it’s a little confusing at first but near the end it gets really interesting. I like how in depth this book went, and the best part is that this is only a small version of the book. The original book is probably a lot more violent and in detail.
MS - OPTIONAL. Student Reviewer: KP, 7th grade