Escaping the Giant Wave
The worst vacation ever!
Thirteen-year old Kyle thought spending a vacation on the Oregon coast with his family would be great. He'd never flown before, and he'd never seen the Pacific Ocean.
Kyle's perfect vacation becomes a nightmare while he's babysitting his sister, BeeBee. An earthquake hits the coast and starts afire in their hotel. While fighting their way through s...more
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Kyle, the main character wants Darren to stop bullying him. Darren has been bullying Kyle from kindergarten to 5th grade. Darren pushes, punches and says bad words to Kyle. He makes Kyle feel awful. Kyle doesn’t tell anyone because Darren’s bullying will get worse.
UNFORTUNATELY …Darren and Kyle are going to a vacation on the Oregon coast when they see each other there. Especially Kyle’s parents do not know this bullying situation is going on. To make things worse..Darren ...more
I believe that this is a really good book, but there were some things that I didn't particularly like. For one, I don't think that Josie should have died! She saved their lives and defin ...more
hits the coast and starts a fire in their hotel. While fighting their way through smoke and flame, Kyle remembers seeing a sign at the beach that said after an earthquake everyone should go uphill and inland, as far ...more
I recently listened to this book in the car on a road trip with my kids. This was the first time we tried this and it made our ride all the more fun. It kept a 6, 9, 11 and 37 year old entertained and on the edge of our seats as we rambled down the highway. I think we even had a few tears mixed in there at the end. (Thankfully my 2 1/2 year old had Apple products to keep him happy.) This book is packed with nonstop action. We are grateful to The Global Reading Challenge and Julia for recommen ...more
In the marvelous novel Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret, you travel with the Davidson family from Kansas to the Oregon Coast. The Davidsons are your average lower class family taking their first real vacation for Mr. Davidson's work party. What the family didn’t know was that this was a vacation they would never be able to forget… But not for a good reason. While Mr. and Mrs. Davidson are on a luxury cruise boat in the Pacific Ocean, Kyle is forced to watch hi ...more
After a while Kyle and Beebee experienced the second tsunami and it was harsh for several reasons. First, surviving without an adult is difficult. In addition, they were scared. For example, Kyle and Beebee were separated from their parents, and they were scared to die alone. These are the reasons why when Kyle and Beebee experienced the tsunami it was harsh for them.
To act like Kyle during a tsunami, will be the scariest thing that a person could experience during their life. First, the person ...more
The compelling description of escaping a tsunami as it strikes the Pacific northwest makes this one hard to put down. The side plot of gaining the courage to stand up to a bully was pretty well done. The main character never felt that fleshed-out to me--I kept thinking he was ...more
The way I found out about this book was that I was assigned to read it for school. I didn't like this book too much. In my review, I am going to explain why (or, at least the main reasons why).
First off, I'm going to talk about the "action" in this book. When I looked at the title and the cover of t ...more
Wonderful things about this book: a) The disaster factor. Peg Kehret throws her characters into the most terrifying situations (an earthquake, a hotel fire, and then not one but TWO tsunami ...more
When she was twelve, Peg was paralyzed with polio. Most of her protagonists are the age she was then.
A volunteer with animal rescue groups, three of Peg's books are co-authored by Pete the Cat."