Monday, June 13, 2011

Titanic Books!

Well, so we know that May 31st was the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic's launch and all this year we are remembering the Titanic. I'd like to take a moment to recommend two new novels for young people (that I have mentioned before), both of which take the familiar story of the Titanic and present it with a new twist; both very different, both equally good reads.
First, I have to give a shout for Spirit of the Titanic by Nicola Pierce (published by O'Brien Press). This is the story of young Sam, who plunges to his death while working on the construction of the Titanic. He comes back to haunt her on her maiden (and final) voyage, giving wonderful observations of all on board and taking a special interest in one of the 3rd class passenger families. But can he find a way to save them from the Titanic's inevitable fate? Wonderfully written, you literally feel as if you are right there with Sam.
The second I want to mention is the first book in a new series (Forever Friends) by Judi Curtin. Entitled 'The Time Spell', the story begins when Lauren gets a cat. But as we soon discover, this is no ordinary cat! Having long white hair and eyes that don't match, Saturn, it seems, has very unusual powers. Before we know it, Lauren finds herself a passenger on the Titanic. While the whole situation seems like some crazy dream, the friends Lauren makes are all too real... as time will tell! This new work by the author of the famous  Alice and Megan series promises to be just as enjoyable and popular.

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