Queen of the Wind

Queen of the Wind

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by Tom Townsend, Melissa Roberts
     
 

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-- Townsend offers readers a typical romance with the extra fillip of ocean sailing and racing. Blaze, 19, arrives as a newly hired sailing instructor at a Texas coast sailing school. Jack Trent, owner of the school, is one of the leading men, along with another instructor and an English rock star. The sailing expertise seems well integrated, and is considerably more involving than the slightly confusing plot. The story develops through the tangle of racing rivalries and angry misunderstandings between star-crossed lovers that this genre's fans thrive on. As usual, a close female friend is lacking, and sex is more implied than explicit. Readers are told that the heroine is strong and independent, yet interest is centered on her romantic relationships rather than her sailing skills. Series romance readers may enjoy this one, complete with contrived suspense at chapter endings, childish pranks that result in emotional confrontations, headstrong recklessness that pays off, and absolutely no realistic work or struggling to succeed. Other readers looking for depth and character development can skip it. --Carol A. Edwards, East Central Regional Library, Cambridge, MN

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890157152
Publisher:
Eakin Press
Publication date:
03/07/1991
Pages:
146
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range:
13 - 15 Years

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Queen of the Wind 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an exelent book if you can get the lingo. Sailing is a complicated sport and if you do not understand you will find this book confusing and dull. Townsend perfectly captures the lives of sailors in and around Galvaston Bay. The parties and the level of compition are dead on correct and so are most of the sailing situations on Clear Lake. The personal story of Blaze is a little on the corny side but is well covered in sailing action. This is one of the best stories of sailing anyone could ever find.