On a sunny late September morning in Richmond, British Columbia... ...twelve-year-old Angie Wallis is eager to go to school. She and her friends are planning a sleepover campout on the weekend and there are plans to be made. Her world changes in an instant when she is nearly knocked off her feet-the "big one" has hit the coast. The devastation to their home and neighbourhood from the violent shaking is only the beginning. A seafaring family, she and her parents, grandmother, brothers, and faithful dogs escape the ensuing tsunami in their boat launch as much of their community sinks beneath the sea. They make their way across the Strait of Georgia with determination and resourcefulness and manage to find their beloved Sea Lure, a 51-foot motor yacht moored in Nanaimo. There they gather their bearings and deal with an eerie aftermath that includes marauding thieves and pirates, heroic island farmers, and massive tent cities of displaced earthquake victims. This disaster tale is told with skillful restraint rather than sensationalist drama. Angie is an entirely credible narrator whose experience draws us in and holds our interest throughout. Author Darlene Weir's depictions of the coastal British Columbia backdrop along with her astute understanding of human nature create a strong underpinning for this action-packed adventure.
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|Size: ||3.1 MB|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9781460269985 (DRM-PDF)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|