Friday, June 29, 2018

Big Water by Andrea Curtis - ADVISABLE

Big Water by Andrea Curtis, 183 pages. Orca Book Publishers. $15 

Language:  G (very little inappropriate language) Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG (The shipwreck itself is frightening and violent, throughout the book several deaths that are not violent are described)


A fictional recreation of one of the worst shipwrecks on the Great Lakes. Two characters are followed that are similar to the only two survivors of the wreck. The characters Christina and Daniel have interesting backstories and the tale of survival itself is intriguing. 

This is well written historical fiction with well crafted notes of explanation.  We overlook the Great Lakes and their history and this is an interesting reminder of their importance to our country. 

Reviewer: Lisa Moeller; Language Arts Teacher/Librarian

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