Thursday, June 23, 2011

Book review: Titanic, Book Two: Collision Course by Gordon Korman

Titanic, Book Two: Collision Course by Gordon Korman (Published by Scholastic, August 1, 2011)

This book picks up right where book one, Unsinkable, ended, and continues the story of four young teenagers on the Titanic. Juliana and Sophie are both passengers in first class, Alfie is a young steward who lied about his age so that he could work on the Titanic with his father, and Paddy accidentally stowed away in the ship's cargo while hiding from gangsters in Belfast, where the ship was built. Although the four teens had very little in common, they were thrown together by events on board the ship.

Paddy's secret has been discovered, and now he must travel throughout the ship, hiding from his pursuers. Juliana has learned the terrible reason why her father brought her on his business trip to America, and now she is desperate to escape. Meanwhile, they have discovered that a serial killer is hiding among the Titanic's passangers, but how can they discover his identity on a ship with so many passengers? Unfortunately, an even worse danger lies ahead when the Titanic collides with an iceberg.

This book was a good continuation of the story from the first book and once again ends on a cliffhanger. Unfortunately, I now how to wait until September, when the final book in the trilogy will be published, to find out what happens to all the characters when the ship sinks - that's what I get for reading an advance copy! Although the series is written for middle grade readers, I recommend it to anyone who is fascinated by the Titanic. Although if you hate cliffhangers, you may want to just wait until September, so you can read the whole series together.


Keristen said...

These books are pretty good. I'm sitting in school and I just finished the first book, and I just read the first chapter of Collision Course online. Now I have to wait till I get home to read the rest... lol Do you have any ideas of any other good books? Maybe some of your own favorites?

Rebecca Herman said...

You didn't leave your email address - but if you are checking follow up comments - what are you looking for? Other books about the Titanic, or any books?

Keristen said...

I really love like mystery/thriller books, and history based books like the titanic. The only books that I really can't stand are like Old English books that make no sense to me whatsoever...

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