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|Storm too soon : a remarkable true survival story in 80-foot seas|
Author: Tougias, Mike
When a forty-seven-foot sailboat disappears in the Gulf Stream in the throes of a calamitous storm, it leaves behind three weary passengers struggling to stay alive afloat a life raft in violent waves 80 feet tall.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 7.30
Points: 9.0 Quiz: 182217
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 6-8
Reading Level: 10.30
Points: 13.0 Quiz: 68836
Kirkus Reviews (05/01/16)
School Library Journal (00/04/16)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 08/01/2016 When three men set out to sail from Florida to France, they hardly suspect the terrifying fate awaiting them. After several peaceful days aboard the Sean Seamour II, the sailors are overtaken by a sudden storm. Gigantic waves sink the boat, along with the men’s supplies. The exhausted sailors cling to a damaged life raft that provides little defense against the wind and waves. Meanwhile, back on land, a search-and-rescue plane deploys with the nearly impossible mission of locating the raft in the maelstrom. Once the raft is spotted, it is a constant struggle to track it while the helicopter crew maneuvers a rescue swimmer into 80-foot waves—large enough to possibly take down the aircraft. This true story, adapted from the 2013 adult book of the same title, reads like a thriller, with one thing after another going wrong and each challenge seemingly impossible to overcome. The courage displayed by the team may inspire readers to learn more about their exciting (if life-threatening) careers. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.