Titanic: Voices From the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

April 11, 2012 at 3:14 pm Leave a comment

Summary:
The author draws on stories from survivors and archival photographs to describe the history of the “Titanic” from its launch to its sinking 

 


Reviews:
The theme is the truth behind the Titanic’s loss of life and the reason of the sinking. The author does well on telling this message.
The book makes perfect sense in the end but not in the beginning to me. In my opinion this book is very easy to understand. The facts in the book are based on many sources, like people’s remembrances. I say that it’s not all proven to be true, but there is a big chance these things did happen.
The plot makes perfect sense to me. It moves really slowly in my opinion. The ending feels pretty right to me. I think it doesn’t tie up things too easily. To me the book did not leave any unanswered questions.
The characters feel very real. The characters are extremely believable.  I know only a little bit about them, and I can’t picture them.
The story takes place on the Titanic and on the Carpathia. The Titanic (the setting) is important to the story because the setting is the main object. The author makes the place feel real and the author makes the feeling of the setting tragic.
The author’s style of writing is factual, that contributes to the book because the book is about the truth and what happened on the Titanic’s sinking.
I think this book is extraordinary because it tells the complete truth. I think it deserves the OPLbery Award.
-Brandon

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