Book - 2001
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When six troubled kids are placed on a Pacific island as part of a strict program called Charting a New Course they become unwitting partners in their desperate bid for survival.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Scholastic, 2001.
ISBN: 9780439164566
Characteristics: 129 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm.


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Jul 05, 2014

I read this in grade 2.
I remember trying to explain the plot line to my friend at school, but giving up and just saying that you have to read it.
I don't really remember much about the book (I'm older now), but I do remember that I thought the whole (minor spoiler alert) bomb part was really cool, and in general, that it was THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!
I want my brother to read it (he's now in grade 2) but don't know whether it's actually appropriate for him???? Any body have a recommended age to read it?

Summerteamtwo Jul 01, 2010

Recommendation by the TD Summer Reading Club team running programs at the following branches: Greely, Richmond, North Gower, Metcalfe and Vernon branches. (Ages 10+)

This book really pulls you in! The story is about six kids (each unique in personality) that are registered to work aboard a tall ship for a few weeks in order to sort out their bad behaviour. The plot and the characters were so interesting -- I felt almost like I was watching a movie rather than reading a book because of Korman's writing style.
The main theme of the book is survival even though most of the book is set on a boat. The book's ending has a great cliffhanger which motivates you to read the next book in the series.
And if you like Korman's survival theme, he has other kid survival series: (1) DIVE and (2) EVEREST.

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Jul 08, 2017

green_chicken_448 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Dec 07, 2016

Fatema_C thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over


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