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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He has written over 75 books for children and ialand adults including the Swindle series, The Juvie Three, and two books of poetry written by kirman fictional character Jeremy Bloom. I didnt like the dark skinnedgirl. 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.

All isladn the adults have died and they need to learn how to survive on their own, but they had to learn how to get along with each other first. The crew end up on a island which the then to awake to a heavy storm.

Jul 26, Evelyn rated it really liked it Shelves: I like how they all stick together. The kids have problems ranging from violent sibling rivalry to burnout. 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.


They pass out for a while and awaken a few hours later to fight off a boar. The sailboat takes on too much water and, despite tossing all non-essentials overboard, the boat is still slowly sinking. They plan an escape, requiring J. Want to Read saving…. Instead, they wind up meeting their presumed dead companions Lyssa and J.

Island (novel series)

Six screwed-up kids board the Phoenixa training ship manned by a kindly captain and a sadistic first mate. The plan nearly works, but there is an explosion that blasts three of the kids overboard and sets the ship on fire. The beginning of this book was a bit hard and boring to get though, but still did have some exciting parts. Charla Swann is one of the castaways.

This book was really interesting becuase all these kids were sent to a boat and left in it to learn how to cooperate with each other. View all 6 comments.

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Summaries and Excerpts: Island. Book one, Shipwreck / Gordon Korman.

The conflict What would do if you were drowning on a boat in the Pacific Ocean? I would definitely recommend this to everyone. He struggles with his own shippwreck, presumably in part due to the way he sees Lyssa as being treated, which breeds his resentment towards her.

Korman moved to New York City, where he studied film and film writing. He has published more than 50 books.

The ISLAND Trilogy

gorron The Phoenix ‘s first mate. To change this data, submit a Change of Address request, or contact your local library for assistance. So while this book is a great short-read I wouldn’t recommend it to someone whose looking for an action thriller. Shipwreckthe always-popular Gordon Korman jumps on board this hot genre. Feb 27, Matthew A added it Shelves: Nov 05, Joey Hahn rated it really liked it. Luke is taking his only choice besides being sent to a juvenile detention facility for a crime he didn’t commit.


In the book a huge waves hit the boat and destroy the boat. They really have to work with each other to get through tough problems like when Cascadden gets thrown overboard into the sea. Jan 10, Zaina Khan rated it really liked it.

Open Preview See a Problem? There are only three. It was about 6 kids that were behaving bad at home and were send to a camp where they work and think about all the bad things they have done and 2 captains that were trapped on a boat in a big storm in the Pacific Ocean. They didn’t want to be stuck at sea with a bunch of strangers.

I read this book with my fourth and fifth RTI groups, and with the exception of two fourth graders who did really get into the story around the time the storm hits, all of them seemed to be just as bored as I was a couple even asked when we could start a shiwpreck book.