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Distant Waves: A Novel of the Titanic

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

This book was the best book i've ever read

This book is so intense, it made me cry. I love the fact that it relates back to a real event, and has that intense wonder of what is to happen next. I think this is a great book for any person of any age to read. This book is one of few that i have a hard time to put d...
This book is so intense, it made me cry. I love the fact that it relates back to a real event, and has that intense wonder of what is to happen next. I think this is a great book for any person of any age to read. This book is one of few that i have a hard time to put down after i begin to read.

posted by kelsey53 on October 4, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

10 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Distant Waves

I've been in love with the Titanic since I was 4. I'm a huge Titanic buff and I love reading about and studying the ship, so I was thrilled to see this book came out...until I actually read it. It was rediculous. There are many times when it's historically inacurate, an...
I've been in love with the Titanic since I was 4. I'm a huge Titanic buff and I love reading about and studying the ship, so I was thrilled to see this book came out...until I actually read it. It was rediculous. There are many times when it's historically inacurate, and the ending was just silly. But if you're looking for a book that hardly makes any historical sense, by all means, read it. Though, I must give it this: I loved the character Thad. He is to me what Edward Cullen is to fan girls.

posted by MissMorbid1912 on January 7, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2009

    not so great

    When I first saw the cover, I immediately wanted this book, it was so beautiful. The idea of this book is great, but it honestly took about 200 pages for them to actually arrive on the Titanic, which annoyed me.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    Is it any good

    I got this in 2nd or 3rd grade and im going into 6th grade and i havent read it yet ._. Is it good?? To #2 i love learning about world disasters too.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2010

    Disappointing

    I've always been fascinated by Titanic. I've also liked things like spiritualism. I thought this was a good book up until the climax. it is very rushed and non-exciting. The Titanic is severely uncredited. What I also didn't like was all the signs that Titanic would sink that was shown to the family and I found that overdone and down right ridiculous. The story line is also so unrealistic and sure a story should be but not to things that have been a huge part of history like the Titanic.

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