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Mass Market Paperback Shipwreck (Island Trilogy, Book 1): Volume 1 Book

ISBN: 0439164567

ISBN13: 9780439164566

Shipwreck (Island Trilogy, Book 1): Volume 1

(Book #1 in the Island Series)

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Book Overview

An action-packed survival suspense from bestselling and award-winning author Gordon Korman.

Six kids. One shipwreck. One desert island.They didn't want to be on the boat in the first place. They were sent there as punishment, or as a character-building experience. Now the adults are gone, and the quest for survival has begun.

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5 ratings

A great Island story

"Island" Shipwreck Written by: Gordon Korman If you like adventurous, and survival books, then "Island" is certainly the book for you. It is about six kids who get put on a ship by their parents because they can't behave at home. It turns out that the ship gets hit by a storm and the mechanic tries to fix the boat by taking apart the motor. The mechanic fixes the motor and then the boat explodes and crashes on a island. Six kids have to survive on a dessert island. Will someone rescue them? Will they run out of supplies? You will have to read it to find out. We also give the book five stars because it is a good adventurous and survival book. Book review by: Ian Bryan and Nicholas Hiaker

4th Grader

My 4th grade teacher read this book out loud and I loved it! It was so adventurous and exciting. Something is always happening. I plan to read the other books.

Charting a new (and deadly) course....

When 6 kids are forced to join a program called CNC (Charting a New Course), none of them are very excited about it. They're all there for their own reasons (Ian for watching too much T.V.; J.J. for being a wild brat; Will and Lyssa for taking sibling rivalry a little too far; Luke for possession of a firearm; Charla for getting burned out over sports) but all of them share the feelings of hate and misery. At first their little "cruise" mainly seems like it'll just be miserable. But when the captain is washed overboard by a "freak wave" and a horrible first mate takes over, it's bound to mean trouble. And the trouble doesn't take long to start. The ship is flooding, the engine isn't working, and J.J. keeps acting before thinking, which puts the crew in more danger than they were in to begin with. Could the new course being chartered lead straight to their deaths? This book was a wonderful beginning to a thrilling new trilogy. I couldn't wait to start the second one the moment I finished this one. I recommend it for fans of survival stories such as Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, and even humorous stories, because the author amazingly works comedy into the action of the three books.

Six kids are about to have the most unforgettable summer.

Luke, JJ, Ian, Will, Charla, and Lyssa are six kids on a ship 'camp' for one reason - they're from troubled backgrounds, and this is how they'll have to spend their summer. Instead of having a fabulous sunny summer, they'll have to depend on teamwork and do some labor, something any kid would dread of doing for their summer. Even though they'll have to make the best of it, and avoid their bossy ordering adult "Rat-face", they don't know that their fates are about to play out the way they could have never imagined. When a sudden storm hits the ship, sending the kids and the other boarders on the ship scrambling, they have to not only depend each other, but survive. They'll have to save each others' lives no matter what, because if they lose even one kid's life, there may never be hope in store for them in the terrifying sea. Island #1:Shipwreck is the heart stopping and funny adventurous first book in this amazing new trilogy by the wonderful Gordon Korman. Though it is more of a serious adventure story, Gordon Korman, who I'm not surprised at, added some hilarious humor here and there in the story. Gordon Korman fans and readers of Peter Lerangis's ANTARCTICA two-book epic story will undoubtedly savor his latest adventure-filled, danger-filled book, though I wish it was a little longer.

The first book in a thrilling new trilogy.

Six kids are thrown together against their will on a small boat that will make a one-month journey on the Pacific Ocean. None of them want to be here, and all have been sent for different reasons. Luke is taking his only choice besides being sent to a juvenile detention facility for a crime he didn't commit. Will and Lyssa are quarreling siblings sent by their parents, who hope the trip will teach them to get along better. J.J. was sent by a movie-star father after he pulled one two many pranks. Ian's parents hoped to cure him of his TV addiction, and Charla was sent after she mysteriously lost her athletic abilities - what the doctor called a "burnout." But these six totally different kids are going to have to learn to work together to survive a vicious storm and a shipwreck that leaves them stranded in the middle of the ocean with no food, no water, and almost no hope for survival. This thrilling new trilogy is off to a great start. I can't wait to read the next two books.
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