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Stolen by the Sea by Anna Myers
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Mar 25, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: read-childrens-books, read-historical-fiction
Read in June, 2010

This book apparently was started by the author's husband, who died before he could complete it. Myers finished it, but I think it needed a LOT of editorial work. The suspense, the feeling of impending danger/doom, just isn't there, and it should be, as the Galveston hurricane of 1900 killed thousands of people. Descriptions of rising water, for example, are not accompanied by descriptions of rain and wind, wind whipping the waves, blowing against the house, drowning out their words, maybe blowing in a window, until the last couple of chapters. When the children, Sister Genevieve, and Myra are huddled in the house, Maggie and Felipe whisper to each other, "breaking the silence"--during a hurricane?? Very disappointing.

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