The Great Wide Sea

by M.H. Herlong

Summary: Not long after their mother’s death, Ben and his two younger brothers are shocked when their father sells their home, buys a sailboat, and announces that they will cruise the Bahamas for the next year. Forced to leave everything he knows and obey his father-captain’s orders, Ben gets angry and finds no escape on the small boat. Then their father disappears overboard one night; the boys have no time to wonder what happened as they find themselves struggling to save their own lives in the fierce Atlantic Ocean.
Thoughts: This is a gripping adventure that keeps the reader captivated as Ben and his brothers fight to survive. I loved these boys and was heartbroken by their grief and their devotion to each other.

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