Synopses & Reviews
At seventeen, Dru gets involved with the latest high school stunt-leaping between deadly cliffs into the ocean far below. Things get out of hand as manipulative relationships and resulting jealousies cause more students to risk their lives. Its Buntings acknowledgment of the allure of danger and the power that comes from facing it, as well as her on-target depiction of how easy it is to lose perspective when you fall in love, that makes her novel more than just a good, fast read.”--Booklist
“A dread sense of the inevitable drives this taut disaster story-and makes it nearly impossible to put down.” —Publishers Weekly
"Readers fascinated by the lore surrounding the sinking of the Titanic will likely enjoy this exciting, suspenseful, and romantic version of the tragedy."—School Library Journal
"Bunting accurately and dramatically describes the ship's sinking and, at the same time, immerses readers in the many human tragedies. . . . this fast-paced story will satisfy readers looking for the human element in the Titanic's history."—Booklist
"Fast paced, suspenseful, magnetic, and meaningful . . . Will provoke much discussion."--School Library Journal
"a chilling little ghost story, handily turned by a veteran writer" BOOKLIST Booklist, ALA
"Emotional depth resonates...Bunting's tight and compelling writing gives relentless emotional pain...as much play as physical danger. Memorable." KIRKUS REVIEWS Kirkus Reviews
"gothically romantic flavor...readers will...find pleasure in the traditional ghost-story ingredients as Bunting puts them through their satisfying paces." THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"chilling passages...crisp writing and questions that remain unanswered till tale's end will likely keep fans of ghost stories engaged." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Publishers Weekly
and...element of romance will help this book find readers among fans, especially girls, of ghost stories." VOYA (VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES) VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)
Irish teenager Barry ONeill is journeying to New York on the Titanics fateful maiden
voyage. Hes homesick and worried about the Flynn boys traveling in steerage, who
have threatened to throw him overboard. Little does Barry know that a struggle with
the Flynns is the least of the dangers that await him. This suspenseful story is based on
the true and terrible events that occured as the Titanic sank one hundred years ago.
Fifteen-year-old Barry O'Neill, traveling from Ireland to America on the maiden voyage of the "Titanic, " finds his life endangered when the ship hits an iceberg and begins to sink.
Eve Bunting's gripping account of a immigrant teen passenger on the Titanic, based on the true and terrible events of 100 years ago.
A shattering teen novel by Eve Bunting, now in a new paperback edition
Jesse Harmon is torturedand#160;by guilt because he survived the hit-and-run accident that killed his brother, Bry. His guilt is compounded when he finds he is attracted to Bry's girlfriend, Chloe. Together Jesse and Chloe try to track down the drunk driver who killed Bry--but discovering theand#160;driver's identity leads to other disturbing truths.and#160;
Twelve-year-old Andy feels he would be better off with his father in England than in his San Francisco home with his mother and her new husband. To raise the money needed to finance his trip to England, he stages his own kidnapping, but the plan backfires when someone decides to make the kidnapping a reality. “A common family situation becomes action-filled drama in Buntings capable hands.”--Booklist
A brutal car accident that claimed the life of her best friend has left seventeen-year-old Catherine in a state of shock and severe depression. She longs to move forward with her life, but feels she cant until she is somehow assured of her friends forgiveness. On a Christmas visit to her grandmother in Pasadena, a mysterious and handsome stranger approaches Catherine at church claiming that he can put her in touch with her dead friend. Catherine is wary of the strangers claims and his ghostly appearance but feels he may be the only key to escaping her past. She tells no one of the meeting but is approached by an elderly woman who warns her of the strangers powers. The womans teenage diary and eerie rumors surrounding other troubled girls who have disappeared from the church community leave Catherine fearful of the strangers true intentions. She realizes she must find some way to confront this supernatural presence as well as the ghosts of her past.
A classic ghost story from one of Clarions most distinguished authors. Eve Bunting brings a new edge to the genre of suspense by interweaving contemporary issues with sharp and frightful storytelling.
About the Author
EVE BUNTING has writtenandnbsp;over two hundredandnbsp;books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.