Six kids. One fate. Nick, J.J., Will, Lyssa, Charla, and Ian. They didn’t want to be on the boat in the first place. And when a terrifying storm hits, it’s all. The Paperback of the Shipwreck (Island Series #1) by Gordon Korman at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!. Island. Book one, Shipwreck / Gordon Korman. When six troubled kids are placed on a Pacific island as part of a strict program called Charting a New Course.

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Another example pf this is the Will and Lyssa who are siblings who are constantly fighting with each other and are on this boat to learn the value of cooperation. Definit Frankly, these series deserve four stars just for being so addictive. J’s luxurious house, islqnd they do not go to the beach. Criminal Destiny Masterminds: While exhibiting moments of boldness, he is usually timid and shy and is distressed when he is forced to abandon his crutches for the duration of the trip.

As the smugglers leave by plane J. Jun 30, Lacey rated it really liked it.

Definitely recommended for any middle grade readers. May 26, Ronda Bowman rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book Shipwreck by Gordon Korman truly shows how teamwork is necessarily in all situations.

When he was thrown overboard and managed to cling to a part of the ship that kept him afloat, he didn’t think twice about jumping back into the gordln sea to save one of the other kids who was too weak to tread water and was ready to go under. I feel bad since they didn’t voluntarily decide to be on the boat. Because of this, she does not come to islad her fellow castaways until later in the series. It’s a must read series!!


And when a terrifying storm hits, there’s no way to fully prepare. These characters won’t win any awards, but they carry and drive the story. Korman does a good job of connecting us with his young characters, especially through their harrowing days adrift, but Shipwreck left me with a frustrating sense of incompletion. Thes Great young adult book, discussing relevant issues to them. While they are spying, another plane flies in and a watch dog detects their presence.

Island 1: Shipwreck

Or are they safe in the hands of some special-effects guys? He clashes violently throughout the series with J. What would do if you were drowning on a boat in the Pacific Ocean?

Radford, has abandoned them.

Will, Lyssa, Charla, and Ian. Korman wrote his first book, “This Can’t be Happening at Macdonald Hall”, when he was 12 years old, for a coach who suddenly found himself teaching 7th grade English. It is a great book with two other awesome books to come. They didn’t want to be on the boat in the first place. It had great characters and lots of action. Shipqreck and Young Adult Literature portal.

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Island : Shipwreck

The theme in the shipwrcek is to look at the bright side of things. It is about how Radford, the first mate, was rescued off the coast of China; he lies about how he tried to save them but everyone perished and he alone survived. It is revealed that a stray bullet struck Will’s leg and Ian proclaims that he could become infected and he could die.

This series also manages to get in some decent character work. Please help islamd this article by adding links that are relevant to the context within the existing text.

Jun 12, Gracie Skultety rated it it was amazing. Read this one aloud to students because I shipreck enjoying it when I was a kid. Bugs Potter Who is Bugs Potter? It ends at a cliff hanger which makes me want to read the koorman book.


My favirote line has to be by Andrew “What is your problem dude, Are you special ed or something? Aside from two characters Charla and Lyssa no one in this book was all that interesting or engaging. A bunch of unlikable, incredibly stupid children end up on a boat together and continue to do stupid things until they cause a shipwreck in the middle of the Pacific. Thank you for using the catalog.

Until a storm hits where everything goes wrong. The others, meanwhile, are sniffed out by the doberman and are almost discovered by him. Koran young adult book, discussing relevant issues to them.

This series isn’t anything particularly new, but the way it’s told korjan it so much better. So while this book is a great short-read I wouldn’t recommend it to someone whose looking for an action thriller. I Want to Go Home!

The ISLAND Trilogy

Oct 30, Josh rated it really liked it. They all didn’t want to be on the boat in the first place. But when circumstance islanf them together, not only on the boat journey but on a terrible shipwreck, they are going to have to get along and use their unique talents, or die.

By the final pages the Phoenix is driftwood, and two kids are presumably fish food. They have all been sent for different reasons.