Into the Killing Seas

Into the Killing Seas

eBook - 2015
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"When the ship goes down, the sharks come out....Stranded in the war torn Pacific, Patrick and his younger brother Teddy are finally homeward-bound. They've stowed away on one of the US Navy's finest ships, and now they just need to stay hidden. But Japanese torpedoes rip their dream apart.And the sinking ship isn't the worst of it. Patrick and Teddy can handle hunger and dehydration as they float in the water and wait to be rescued. If they're smart, they can even deal with the madness that seems to plague their fellow survivors. No, the real danger circles beneath the surface. And it has teeth....Based on the true events of the 1945 sinking of the USS Indianapolis, author Michael P. Spradlin tells a harrowing story of World War II."
Publisher: Scholastic Press,, 2015
ISBN: 9780545726030
0545726034
Call Number: EBOOK AXIS 360
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360

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Nov 06, 2015

My god, this book goes against everything I stand for. However if I just judge it based on the writing and the story for what it is: it's extremely good. Set in the 40s after Pearl Harbor, shows the impact on war to a family. One of the best main characters is Benny who is a marine and takes care of the boys are best he can. The boys are trying to get back to their parents when their ship crashes. They now have to survive at sea with no supplies. A quick read, sure to be a favorite for boys. A stunning surprise at the end that I hope no one spoils for the others!!! Most young people will miss the nuances of patriotism. I'm sure because of my age it strikes at my core. I hate war, because each side feels justified for killing the other. Then you read the afterword and see that people shouldn't be so gung ho to defend their country because of the countries ungratefulness for their sacrifice. I think it will encourage conversation and deeper discussion on the benefits of following orders. Despite myself, I loved the book.

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