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Publisher Description

Ruslan slipped away from the café and the curious onlookers. He began to run, not knowing exactly why, but instinct making him head away from the sea....

And in the distance, along the seafront of Ujung Karang, screams rose from a hundred, a thousand, mouths.


Aceh, Indonesia. December 2004. Ruslan, an Indonesian boy, and Sarah, an American girl, are brought together in the aftermath of the devastating tsunami. Ruslan is searching for his missing father, while Sarah is trying to get medical treatment for her sick brother. Together they travel through the destruction, barely believing all that they see.

The Killing Sea is a high-stakes survival story that puts a human face on a terrible tragedy. Richard Lewis, who lives in Indonesia, was there during the tsunami and worked as a relief worker in Aceh in the days and weeks following it. This novel is based on his firsthand experiences.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2009
July 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
585.3
KB
AUDIENCE
Grades 7 and Above

Customer Reviews

yeahOne ,

Great book

this is one of my favorite true-story books. it's amazing all that happened. and the emotions and the feelings really just hooked me. I could stop reading until I was done. I really would recommend this book. it's very inspiring too.

Taradia ,

Killing Sea

This is an excellent read and riveting. I have read it aloud to my 4th graders for the past 3 years. It has informed and excited my student year after year to want to learn more as we study our science curriculum.

Rivercool99 ,

The Killing Sea

O.k. I honestly did not like this book. I am not one that shelters myself very much but this book was absolutely HARSH. I am a strong believer that people can not ignore the catastrophes around us but the writer was a little to descriptive and emotionally implementing. I respect that this book WAS based off of a true story, and I think it IS really cool that the author was trying to educate people about this terrible tsunami. The Sarah and Rundra's romance is what sold me, this book was written more to entertain then educate. This may not be the author's intention but it is what came through to me.

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