Sunday, July 22, 2012

Seize the Storm

Author: Michael Cadnum
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Adults

Imagine you’re on a yacht with your family, when suddenly, everything goes wrong. Cousins Martin and Susannah, along with Susannah’s parents and a crewman, are boating on the Pacific when they find a boat. The boat carries two dead men and a bag of money. Will they leave the boat be? Or will they take the money as their own? 

Seize the Storm is a great read for sixth or seventh grade boys. Boys who like to read about boating adventures and like quick reads will enjoy this book to its fullest.

Seize the Storm begins with a confusing and fast beginning that makes much more sense the further you get into the story. The characters never seem real, instead seeming to contradict themselves by behaving differently than on the page before. The ending is very quiet compared to the rest of the book, and wouldn’t satisfy many readers. 

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