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Overboard (edition 2005)
Overboard by Elizabeth Fama
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553494368, Mass Market Paperback)Fourteen-year-old Emily boards an over-crowded ferry in Sumatra. When the boat sinks, she’s trapped by hundreds of panicked people. She finds Isman, a terrified young Muslim boy, floating in a life vest. Together, with Emily’s physical strength and Isman’s quiet faith, they swim for their lives.
“Fama conveys the elemental struggle and shows how Emily finds strength she didn’t know she had.”—Booklist
“Each moment brings. . . new problems—cold, hunger, sharks, a whirlpool, fear—and actively holds readers’ interest. An author’s note describes the inspiration for this unique book—a real ferry accident off the coast of Sumatra in 1996 when only 40 of the 400 passengers survived.”—School Library Journal
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:53 -0400)
Escaping from a sinking ferry in the waters off Sumatra, fourteen-year-old Emily fights for survival for herself and a young Indonesian boy, who draws courage from his quiet but firm Islamic faith.
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