Title: Dangerous Waters
By: Gregory Mone
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: March 13, 2012
A stowaway, a stolen book, a murderous villain: an adventure on the most famous shipwreck in history.
The great ocean liner Titanic is preparing to cross the Atlantic. On board is a sinister thief bent on stealing a rare book that may be the key to unlocking infinite treasure, a wealthy academic traveling home to America with his rare book collection, and Patrick Waters, a twelve-year-old Irish boy who is certain that his job as a steward on the unsinkable ship will be the adventure of a lifetime. Disguises, capers, and danger abound as the ship makes its way toward that fateful iceberg where Patrick will have to summon all his wits in order to survive.
This book took you on a different story on the Titanic. I actually enjoyed it. Though the first couple of chapters were pretty slow, the descriptions are amazing. Reading the descriptions you'll be able to imagine just exactly what is going on, what the characters look like, etc. It describes the Titanic perfectly. Though there could have been a bit more adventure in this book for my taste, a younger audience would actually find this very adventurous and would love it. It's a great read for kids in middle school.
When they got to the part when the Titanic hit the iceberg I did find myself tearing up, the fact that you're reading and getting connected to the characters was when I got that urge where I couldn't put the book down because I wanted to see what was going to happen and the ending of the book. This is definitely a story I think preteens should read.
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Dangerous Waters at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.