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Collision Course (Titanic Series #2)
     

Collision Course (Titanic Series #2)

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by Gordon Korman
 

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From bestselling author Gordon Korman, a second heart-stopping adventure aboard the unluckiest ship of all.

The Titanic has hit the high seas--and moves steadily toward its doom. Within the luxury of the cabins and the dark underbelly of the ship, mysteries unfold--a secret killer who may be on board, a legacy that may be jeopardized, and a vital truth that will

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From bestselling author Gordon Korman, a second heart-stopping adventure aboard the unluckiest ship of all.

The Titanic has hit the high seas--and moves steadily toward its doom. Within the luxury of the cabins and the dark underbelly of the ship, mysteries unfold--a secret killer who may be on board, a legacy that may be jeopardized, and a vital truth that will soon be revealed. For Paddy, Sophie, Juliana, and Alfie, life on the Titanic brings both hiding and seeking, as their lives become irrevocably intertwined.

And then, of course, an iceberg appears, and the stage is set for the final scene.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - Audio
Gr 5–8—The stakes are even higher for the four teens in the second title (Scholastic, 2011) in Gordon Korman's trilogy. The crew of the RMS Titanic is aware that there's a stowaway onboard, so 14-year-old Paddy Burns has to use all the survival skills he honed on the streets of Belfast to remain hidden on the great ship. Alfie Huggins, a junior steward, has discovered a disturbing scrapbook chronicling the Whitechapel murders, complete with "souvenirs" from the grisly events, including human teeth. The presence of the scrapbook amidst the passengers' luggage leads Alfie to believe that the notorious Jack the Ripper might be onboard the ship and he is intent on discovering the killer's identity. Aristocrat Juliana Glamm is aghast to learn the reason her father brought her on his business trip to America, and kind-hearted Sophie Bronson is determined to befriend the cantankerous Mr. Masterson who may be hiding a sinister secret. Meanwhile, warnings of icebergs in the shipping lanes continue to pore in as the Titanic heads for disaster. Michael Page narrates with a strong sense of pacing, drawing listeners into the action and tension of the story. He excels at giving each character a unique voice appropriate to their age, class, nationality, personality, and temperament. Listeners will eagerly await the final installment.—Amanda Raklovits, Champaign Public Library, IL
Children's Literature - Veronica Bartles
Paddy has been discovered as a stowaway, and he is running out of places to hide from the crew. If Paddy's connections to Alfie are discovered, both Alfie and his father may lose their jobs. Juliana learns that her father's business dealings in America might mean disaster for her personally. Sophie attempts to befriend a grouchy old crippled man who hides a dangerous secret. In this second book of the "Titanic" series, the lives of these four children draw closer together, as they realize that friendship and trust do not always follow the set rules of "proper society." Korman weaves a fascinating tale into the fabric of a well-known historical event. He skillfully knits together the fictional accounts of four unlikely friends with tidbits of true history, showing the human side of the true Titanic story and spurring a desire to learn more about the Titanic and her ill-fated maiden voyage. As the 100th anniversary of the Titanic approaches, this book is a perfect lead-in for learning about the tragedy. Reviewer: Veronica Bartles

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455817887
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
08/28/2011
Series:
Titanic Series , #2
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
7.12(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Gordon Korman wrote his first book when he was just fourteen years old. Since then, he has written over fifty-five popular young adult and middle grade novels, including the New York Times #1 bestselling THE 39 CLUES: ONE FALSE NOTE, THE JUVIE THREE, SCHOOLED, SON OF THE MOB (an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults), BORN TO ROCK, and NO MORE DEAD DOGS. Gordon lives with his family on Long Island.

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Collision Course 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. I couldn't put it down. I like how it was really suspenful. I totally recomend it.
NikiGunn More than 1 year ago
The second part of Gordon Korman's Titanic book (yes, this is really one book broken into three parts) is better than the first one but still not where it should be, based on some of his other work. The characters are still tired and trite and their character arcs have added nothing fresh, instead veering even further into cliche. The situations are still hackneyed and familiar to anyone who has seen a disaster film, or read or watched fiction about the era/setting. This part ends just after striking the iceberg but since it has been predictable thus far I doubt I'll pick up part three right away, if at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book. The author is really cool. I ahve samy favorite parts abd i wish thst i could have this book forever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish peole would stop writing stuff like ggfrtyocfsjk and rwsxdgycfukw. BTW (by the way) I am about halfway through with the book and it is amozing (um-aw-zing) and amozing is better than amazing.
Andrew Smith More than 1 year ago
I read the first book which was pretty boring, but the supspence is great which made me buy the second. The second book was full of great details and will make you read the book till the end!
InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
A stowaway, two murderers confined in the ship's brig, (plus Jack the Ripper, of the old Whitecastle murders) has been identified also aboard the Titanic, prowling for victims... Book #2 of Korman's Titanic series introduces you to adventure aboard the greatest ship of all time. Books like this should really interest young readers in historical events. I enjoy reading about the Titanic whenever I can, but this series really gives me some more insight. I think because it shows 4 teenagers' individual lives, and a little bit about all the classes of people who sailed on the magnificent ship. (The only thing I didn't approve of? Julie's father's problem with drinking & gambling.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who dosent like the titanic
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This is the second time ive read the searies and it is truely my faveorite. But seriously,people? Eryfyryfr is not a reveiw.
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You have got to read this book
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Good boook love it