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Titanic: The Long Night

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  1,698 Ratings  ·  115 Reviews
This action-packed big summer read focuses on the lives of several teenage passengers aboard the ill-fated "Titanic".
Paperback, 373 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by Scholastic
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Rachel E. Carter
Mar 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: have-paperback
Didn't love Elizabeth & Max but I adored Paddy & Katy so much that this gets five stars anyway. I have read this book way too many times because I just can't get over how cute the two of them are!
Apr 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: incomplete
A nice story. I found the chapters focused on the ship hitting the iceberg and the direct aftermath to be the most entertaining.

Elizabeth was a lot more interesting than Katie, couldn't really get into her and Paddy and Brian as much as I would have liked. I'm not a big insta-love person, but I make exceptions for Titanic-based stories, you kind of have to. Elizabeth and Max didn't particularly set my world on fire.

After the ship hit the iceberg and they were loading the lifeboats, I pretty much
Boundless Book Reviews
I remember being young and reading this book. I always enjoyed the story of the Titanic. I have seen the movie many times and have read countless books about it. This book was just as good this time around as the first time I read it. It even seemed better.

Elizabeth, a young first class passenger, wants to go to college while her parents want her to be married. Max is an artist who has ignored his rich raising and is determined to make his own way. Katie, a young woman in steerage accompanied by
Nov 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of the Titanic
Recommended to Amy by: Cassidy
3.5 stars.
A good book about the Titanic! I liked the characters, especially Katie with her irish accent, and i even liked Elizabeth after a little while. It got a little long in the end, but i guess it was supposed to, because it's called, "Titanic:The Long Niight." it was very similar to quite a few other Titanic stories. (for example, the actual movie) but it was still enjoyable. It makes me so angry and sad to think about what all those poor souls went through.
Nov 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Historical Fiction Readers
Recommended to Megan by: Myself
I picked this book up at Goodwill quite a while ago, expecting a generic story where everyone dies. I loved it. I really did. I thought it captured the mood on the Titanic on that night perfectly. I really suggest you read it.
Dec 02, 2008 rated it liked it
Yes, this was sort of a rip off of the movie but it held my interest. I was a little disappointed that the rich NY heiress and the poor Irish immigrant girl, leaving parallel lives on board, never actually met, but that was better than if they had improbably become BFF.
Rebecca McNutt
This book was an amazing, adventurous tale of friendship and romance amidst one of the most famous disasters in history.
Jul 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
My love for this book is firmly rooted in nostalgia. Is it good? I honestly don't know.
Saturday's Child
Jul 31, 2016 rated it liked it
By fluke I recently found a copy of this novel so of course I just had to read it.
Jun 04, 2011 rated it liked it
The maiden voyage and subsequent sinking of the Titanic is perhaps the most fascinating setting for historical fiction to have occurred in the past several hundred years. You have the mixing of social classes, from the wealthy elite (John Jacob Astor, for example) who punch their tickets for first-class accommodations all the way, to the affluent members of second-class, financially secure but not quite up to the level of the Astors on the social scale, down to the third-class passengers, many ...more
Loran (Algonquiins)
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
When I spotted Titanic The Long Night at my local used bookstore I had to get it. It has the most hilariously cheesy 90s cover and I'm a complete loser for anything Titanic-related so I was pretty stoked to read this one. The plot focuses on a group of five passengers, Max and Elizabeth from First Class and Brian, Paddy, and Katie from Third Class as they travel on board the doomed liner. Most of the characters were quite funny and well-rounded. In fact I really only disliked Elizabeth because s ...more
Bree Phoenix
Jul 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
I remember stumbling upon this novel right after the big blockbuster movie Titanic hit the screens. I was not allowed to watch the movie at the time because it was rated 14A and my parents were very strict when it came to ratings (however they were very lenient when it came to novels, quite the hypocrisy I know). Not being able to watch the film when every one of my peers had seen it twice was condemning me to social outcast, thus when I saw this novel at my local bookstore I begged my mother to ...more
Oct 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Like so many others, I bought this book after watching the movie, and I loved it! It was perfect for my Titanic addicted self who was transitioning from kids/teen books to more adult books (I was only 12 at the time). Now 30, I decided to read it again (probably for the fifth time) and see how it held up. As other reviewers have already said, this book is so similar to the movie. You have your spoiled, first-class main character who redeems herself as the book goes on, and your third-class chara ...more
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I bought this book at a garage sale a while ago and finally decided to read it. Going in, my only thoughts were "this is going to be a children's story...I'll just give it a shot though." What I found was an intriguing, relatable tale of two different perspectives on the Titanic. The writing kept me intrigued, and, frankly, stressed out for the characters the entire read. I also learned a lot about the sinking of the Titanic from this book. Titanic: The Long Night makes me want to read more Tita ...more
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This was a truly touching book. You had a look into the lives of both a 1st class passenger and a 3rd class passenger. The differences of their voyage aboard the Titanic & their struggles to survive that fateful night. As someone who has been obsessed with the Titanic’s fateful voyage since a young age, this book was respectfully and wonderfully done. Highly recommend this book for anyone interested in the Titanic or just looking for a wonderful book to read.
Dec 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review originally posted on Tsundokuholic.

The year is 1998. A story about a rich teenage girl on the Titanic falling for an artist returning to America from a year abroad in Paris grabs my heart.

No, I’m NOT talking about James Cameron’s blockbuster movie Titanic, although the same could be said for the movie. I’m talking about Diane Hoh’s novel, Titanic: The Long Night. Cheap novel riding the coattails of a blockbuster film? Absolutely it is. Compelling story? I sure thought so.

A wealthy sociali
Cierra Bolding
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love historical fiction novels and in elementary school was obsessed with the Royal Diaries and Dear America series. In middle school, one of the books in my 8th grade history class reading library was Titanic: The Long Night. I loved the book and read it over 3x times :) I loved it so much that I asked the teacher could I keep the book she said yes!!

Wonderful story and characters!!!Read the sequel when you get a chance!! I still have this book till this day :)
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Now I’m not going to lie and say I read the whole thing —I didn’t— I just read Katie’s story and OH BOY it was one that I sat and thought about the day after I finished it. I absolutely loved her story. I read about 50 pages of Elizabeth’s story and was just bored. I wanted more of Katie’s story - major book hangover.
Brighid Hughes
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
So good, new favorite. A little repetitive with language at times.
Mar 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
Found this in my house as a teenager. I remember it being cheesy-romancey and dull.
Apr 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
More kudos to Open Road for continuing to bring back the cheese. While TITANIC isn't YA horror, the author carries the weight. But in a good way. TITANIC: THE LONG NIGHT proved to be a novel that transcended time, most likely because it's already a period piece. It still read well despite the fact that it is an older title.

The two POVs alternate between Elizabeth, a first class passenger, and Katie, a third class passenger. Unfortunately for me I just finished watching the Titanic miniseries on
Anna (Curiosity comes before Kay)
Elizabeth Farr is an heiress who has never wanted for anything in her life - except the freedom to make her own decisions. Now she is stuck on the Titanic with her parents, who plan on marrying her off to a man she doesn't love when they reach America again and refuse to listen to her pleas for a college education. Elizabeth is prepared to spend most of the voyage in arguments and misery, but then she meets fellow passenger Max Whittaker, who is dressed like a third-class passenger, but comes fr ...more
Laura Moss
An interesting story, well written, but not a book I will recommend. It didn't have the character development I typically search for in my reading.
Natalie Frampton
I have finally got to this book after I requested it months ago off netgalley. I wish I hadn't waited as I really loved it. I have a weird fascination with the Titanic. The whole terrific tragedy and huge loss of life plus the mystery and conspiracies that surround it.
This version of events is told to us from the points of view of two young ladies Elizabeth and Katie. Elizabeth in first class and Katie in third. I loved Diane Hoh's writing because of this, because whilst the two girls never offi
Lily at Bookluvrs Haven
Jan 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The unsinkable ship that sank.

Two Thousand, two hundred and twenty three souls boarded this ship, and only 706 survived the disaster. It is an event in history that will go unforgotten. But what of those souls on that ship? Who were they? What stories would they share were they alive to tell them?

Whether on the movie screen, or in literature, the story of the Titanic has inspired film and writing professionals. And I am sure, will i
Ana T.
Mar 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Titanic, The Long Night is a very nice YA story focusing on the lives of four young passengers on board the Titanic.

The main character is Elizabeth Farr, a first class passenger, travelling with her parents. Elizabeth main problems are convincing her parents that she wants to go to Vassar instead of marrying the man they want her to marry. Also in first class is Max Whittaker, returning to New York after studying art in Paris, he had a falling out with his parents about what he wants to do in l
Aug 12, 2014 rated it liked it
I agree with a majority of the other reviews in that the book seemed to copy the film Titanic, especially in the beginning. Elizabeth is just like Rose in that she yearns for independence and love that isn't arranged. Max is similar to Jack in that he is an artist who has been living a carefree life in Europe. The only difference is that he is in fact wealthy, but chooses not to live like the others of his class. It did seem that the story of Katie, Paddy, and Brian was thrown into the novel in ...more
Well so far (1/3rd of the way in) (view spoiler) ...more
No joke, I've had this book roughly since the movie came out, and I've JUST NOW read it for the first time. Risa can procrastinate on reading, oh yes she can.

Anyway, I'm being generous with the stars, only because this book bothered to have more than one decent female character. Otherwise, it wasn't terribly remarkable to me. This isn't my first run in with Diane Hoh. I don't think she's a very good writer. Nothing knee jerky, or anger inducing. She's just... unremarkable. It took me about three
Dec 12, 2014 rated it liked it
To start off, I will say that I love reading about the Titanic, both fiction and nonfiction tales. The movie is one of my favorites, and any chance I get to learn more about this event I jump at.

All in all, this book was a little lackluster. It wasn't just the multiple typos or the fact that parts of it resembled the movie just a little too much (you can really tell this book was written on the heels of the movie!). The part I struggled with was that I didn't get terribly invested in the charact
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Diane Hoh is the author of fifty-seven novels for young adults. She grew up in Warren, Pennsylvania but currently resides in Austin, Texas. Reading and writing are her favorite things, also gardening and grandchildren.
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