Monday, July 24, 2017

Survivor Diaries Overboard! by Terry Lynn Johnson*

I am always looking for series which will appeal to older students(especially boys) who are struggling readers, who do not like to read and who need to develop stamina.  This series meets these requirements.  It is exciting and features features eleven years old trying to survive a natural disaster.

The author has lived in northern Ontario for over forty years and has had careers in survival and in the wilderness.  She has a long list of certifications!

Travis is on a whale watching boat in the Strait of Juan de Fuca when a rogue wave hits the boat and sends everyone overboard.  Unfortunately, Travis and Marina (the captain's daughter) are thrown farther out, away from the life boat.  Despite Marina's broken wrist, the two manage to reach shore and must employ their knowledge of survival until they are rescued.

**If the class is independently reading Hatchet or My Side of the Mountain and some students are not able to read it,  I highly recommend having them read this series instead.
Also, this series is perfect for younger students who are reading above their grade level.  The content is appropriate.
-If the reader likes the I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis, they will love this series.
*Highly recommend.
-Borrowed from the library.

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