Posted in 2014-2015 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Shipwreck Island, by S. A. Bodeen

Shipwreck islandSummary:  Sarah Robinson is deeply troubled in the wake of her dad’s second marriage. She now has to deal with a new stepmom and two stepbrothers.   Sarah’s dad and stepmom then decide to take the whole family on a special vacation in order to break the ice and have everyone get to know one another. They’ll fly to Tahiti, charter a boat, and go sailing for a few days.  But it does not go as planned.

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Posted in 2013-2014 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Stranded, by Jeff Probst

StrandedSummary:  Jane, Buzz, Carter, and Vanessa, aged nine to thirteen, are on a sailing trip in the South Pacific intended to help them bond in their newly-blended family when a massive storm strands them on a deserted island.


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Posted in 2012-2013 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster, by Deborah Hopkinson

Summary:  The voices and stories of real TITANIC survivors and witnesses to the disaster weave together.  Packed with action, drama, historical details, archival photographs on almost every page, and quotes from primary sources, this gripping story, which follows the TITANIC and its passengers from the ship’s celebrated launch at Belfast to her cataclysmic icy end, is sure to thrill and move readers.