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The Killing Sea by Richard Lewis

The Killing Sea (2006)

by Richard Lewis

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I enjoyed this, but felt that I would have liked to get to know the characters a little better before the wave hit. I felt it tended to drag a little towards the middle, but the ending was good. ( )
  mmacd3814 | May 30, 2016 |
"My Review" is actually Dash's Review by Interview:

Who was the main person?

There was two, no three: Peter, Sarah and Ruslan.

What did they do?

At the beginning, the Tsunami came by. The rest of the book they were trying to find their dad. Ruslan is not with Peter and Sarah. Peter and Sarah were trying to find their dad, but Ruslan did find his father.

Was that sad?

Well, they know where he was, though. Because they were on the same island and their dad came up and said, “go to the village” and they did. They found a boat..

Is this a true story?

…they went to Meulaboh and that’s where they found Ruslan.

So, this is from the Tsunami from December 6th, 2004? (Looking at author’s note.)

The Author’s note said the tsunami got up to 100 feet high.

Did you like it?


What did you like about it?

It was about a Tsunami… “that stunned the world.”

Awesome. What are you going to read next?

I don’t know. I need a nonfiction book for Ms. McCary’s class.

He's reading The Lost Hero now. (?)

For a review to help determine whether you'd like to read this great book or not, please see this great review HERE by Collected Miscellany. To quote:
Despite its subject, and its at times harrowing details, The Killing Sea is an understated and simple story of friendship and generosity in the face of tragedy and a subtle reflection on the importance of family in our lives. Like The Flame Tree I would recommend it to young adults and regular adults alike. ( )
  BurgandyIce | Mar 28, 2012 |
Book Review: The Killing Sea
Author: Richard Lewis
This book is about a girl named Sarah and her family. They are sailing around Indonesia When a tsunami hit ache a little Muslim province on the north side of Indonesia. Sarah and her brother survive the tsunami and go looking for medical help because her brother peter has sea water in his lungs. And is suffering from a coughing lung a disease that happens when you swallow to much sea water In the aftermath Sarah and Rulsan are brought together. Rulsan is searching for his father how a mechanic is and was on call in another town more inland.
This book is sad because Richard Lewis, the author uses lots of description about these poor people trying to put their lives back together. The book shows the reader how hard it was for the UN and other charitable organizations to get medical help into the remote town that got hit by the tsunami.
By Campbell Ferrie ( )
  campbellf | Feb 10, 2012 |
a thring story about a family on vacation. the family gets sepreated in a tausium. the kids find their mother deid. but they never find out what happens to their dad. ( )
  MrFClass | Nov 13, 2009 |
Reviewed by Mike for TeensReadToo.com

THE KILLING SEA is a thrilling book that talks about a tsunami hitting the coast of Indonesia. There are three main characters involved in this fictionalized account: Ruslan, who is an Indonesian, and Sarah and Steve, who are Americans that are visiting the country.

Sarah's and Steve's mom and dad asked to see Ruslan's dad to repair their boat that they needed to have fixed. Ruslan doesn't have a mother because she died a few years ago so he has to work. His dad is a mechanic.

Then a tsunami hits the coast. Ruslan knows that his dad is working on an oil tanker out at sea so he thinks he is okay. Sarah and Steve are on their boat when the tsunami hits. They run for their lives but lose track of their parents.

The book tells you those two stories and what they do after the tsunami. When an exciting part happens, they switch over to another point of view to make you want to read more.

I loved THE KILLING SEA and I hope when you read it you do, too. ( )
  GeniusJen | Oct 11, 2009 |
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In the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in Sumatra, two teenagers, American Sarah and Acehnese Ruslan, meet and continue together their arduous climb inland, where Ruslan hopes to find his father and Sarah seeks a doctor for her brother.

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