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Island Trilogy Boxed Set Paperback – Box set, October 1, 2002
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The kids are on a boat to be taught a lesson for being bad. Their boat crashes because of a terrible storm. The boat gains water and capsizes. All of the kids have to swim to shore. They have to survive by helping others to remain healthy and to keep alive. They have to find there own food and shelter and heat.
I think the book is exciting and interesting, because of all of the adventure. When I first started reading this book I couldn't put it down. I got two of my friends to start to read it, and they said they like it so far. If you like a lot of adventure you would like this book! It is so good that it makes you feel like you are in the book with the people. Ever since I read this book I wanted to read more. I hope you read and enjoy this book Island. When you are done reading this book you should inspire your friends to read this book. This book kid of teaches you how to survive.
I loved thiese books. Fromt he moment Luke (main character) gets on the book, I was hooked onto the books. If I could, I would give the review seven stars.
These six kids are shipwrecked on an island, by the fault of the bad guy, Radford a.k.a. Ratface. Once there, they discover that they are not alone and that there are bad guys, worse that then Ratface, holding an illegal smuggling system on the island.
Also the characters are running out of food, are lost, tired and one of them has amnesia.
And just for the heck of it, Korman threw in a bomb. ot a live one, ready to blow them up, but the third bomb from WWII.
Eventually, they get off, but its a real surprise how. The characters have never ending personalities and great desprictions. My favortie is the athlectic Charla and brainy Ian. This series I nominated for the best book award at my school. Its that good.
By, Gordon Korman
Island. Even the title makes me shiver. This book is one of the best books I've ever read. It is a fantastic series because I can relate to these kids. This is the first book in the series and it is action packed. It all starts with six kids: Luke Haggerty, 13, of Haverhill, MA- Charla Swan, 12, of Detroit MI- Ian Sikorsky, 11, of Lake Forest IL- and Will Greenfield, 13, with his sister Lyssa, 12, these two kids are from Huntington NY. And last but not least J.J. Lane whose father happens to be the famous actor, Jonathan Lane. These six kids are having problems, so their parents ship them off to a program called "Charting A New Course". Their Captain, Captain Cascadden and his mate Mr. Calvin Radford have decided to push the limits. So what will they do when their boat EXPLODES............
On a desert island Luke, J.J, Will, Lyssa, Charla, and Lan are forced to help each other. They didn't want to be stuck at sea with a bunch of strangers but There are a lot of interesting things happening on the island. Also there a many difficult things at the islamd. There no enough food and water. It's all about survival.
The characters are well done for the most part. There are six, and most of them feel like they could be real people. Two of them seem a little improbable, but they serve to offer comic relief. Each one comes into their own in time, so none of them really fade into the backround or feel disposable.
I really enjoyed reading about how the kids survived on the island; it emphasized their resourcefulness, and made me interested in what challenges they would have to face next. Although survival was the basic premise, there were also a couple of subplots that were woven into the main themes, which made the books feel more like adventure novels and less like life lessons. At the end of the third book, all of the storylines converge for a gripping and satisfying ending.
Overall, these three books are literally difficult to put down once you dig into them. There's always something exciting looming, always another surprise to hook you. I highly reccomend these for children, and if you read them to your kids, I'll bet you'll find yourself just as interested in them.