Book Review: Titanic #1: Unsinkable

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Titanic #1: Unsinkable 

Written by Gordon  Korman
Published May 1, 2011 by Scholastic Paperbacks
Genre/Topics: Historical Fiction, Titanic, Adventure 
Ages: 8+, 176 pages 

This is the first book in a series of three about the Titanic’s maiden voyage. The book switches perspectives to four young characters who eventually all meet abroad the Titanic. Paddy is a stowaway who is running away from danger. Alfie is a junior crew member who lied about his age to work on Titanic. Juliana is travelling with her father, a wealthy Earl, who is often drunk and gambling. Sophie travels with her mother who campaigns for women’s rights and was arrested. In this book, Unsinkable, there is great excitement as the gigantic RMS Titanic Ship is about to set sail for the first time and is supposedly unsinkable. The book is a quick read and ends with a cliff hanger. Luckily, all the books are published so you can read the entire series.

RMS Titanic departing Southampton on April 10,...
RMS Titanic departing Southampton on April 10, 1912 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

4 thoughts on “Book Review: Titanic #1: Unsinkable

    thiskidreviewsbooks said:
    April 17, 2012 at 3:43 am

    I like how the books told the story of different classes of passengers.

    orples said:
    April 17, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I suspect that this book will see healthy sales initially, simply due to the anniversary of the Titantic sinking. From there, it can stand on its own merit.

    Russel Ray Photos said:
    May 10, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog today. I had a great time — really love what you’re doing here in your blog — and tried to leave my campsite as clean as when I arrived.

    Tarissa said:
    June 25, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Oh, I really enjoyed the Titanic trilogy by Gordon Korman. I liked how each book left off, and the final plunge came in book 3. Great set of books!

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