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The Wreckers by Iain Lawrence

The Wreckers (1998)

by Iain Lawrence

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Series: High Seas Trilogy (Book 1)

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Written in 1998, it has the feel of a classic young teen adventure tale. Set in 1799 on the English coast, a 14 year old has a violent adventure after a shipwreck. Inspired by Treasure Island. ( )
  joeydag | Jul 23, 2015 |
Group J
  gilsbooks | May 17, 2011 |
I read this when I was serving on a panel to evaluate juvenile novels for an elementary school. This is a fabulous thriller based on stories of coast-dwellers luring ships onto rocky coasts in order to kill the sailors and loot the cargo. A murder is committed and more are attempted, but anyone who watches TV would be comfortable with it. No problems. ( )
  baobab | Nov 10, 2010 |
High interest adventure. Historical language a little rough as well. ( )
  jazzberry | Jan 27, 2010 |
Robert H. - I liked this book a lot, but there were some parts where Lain Lawrence had too much detail. Also, since the book was in an older time there was older language too and sometimes I couldn't understand the word. The book has a great plot, and there is some suspence in it. One example was in the beginning when John, the main character, was being hunted down by a mob of people. ( )
  dreamerenglish2 | Sep 8, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440415454, Paperback)

There was once a village bred by evil. On the barren coast of Cornwall, England, lived a community who prayed for shipwrecks, a community who lured storm-tossed ships to crash upon the sharp rocks of their shore. They fed and clothed themselves with the loot salvaged from the wreckage; dead sailors' tools and trinkets became decorations for their homes. Most never questioned their murderous way of life.

Then, upon that pirates' shore crashed the ship The Isle of Skye. And the youngest of its crew members, 14-year-old John Spencer, survived the wreck. But would he escape the wreckers? This is his harrowing tale.

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Shipwrecked after a vicious storm, fourteen-year-old John Spencer attempts to save his father and himself while also dealing with an evil secret about the English coastal town where they are stranded.

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