Dangerous Waters: An Adventure on the Titanic

Dangerous Waters: An Adventure on the Titanic Dangerous Waters: An Adventure on the Titanic by Gregory Mone
My rating: Goodreads

Author: Gregory Mone 

Genre: Mystery, Historical fic. 

Age: MG 

POV: 3rd person

Summary: The great ocean liner Titanic is preparing to cross the Atlantic. Onboard is a sinister thief bent on stealing a rare book that may be the key to unlocking infinite treasure; a wealthy academic traveling home to America with his rare book collection; and Patrick Waters, a twelve-year-old Irish boy who is certain that his job as a steward on the unsinkable ship will be the adventure of a lifetime. 

Review: Not much of an action adventure story. The main theme of the story is about books and how meaningful they are for the quest for knowledge. The fact that the setting is on board the Titanic gives it an action pack feels know that *spoiler alert* the Titanic sinks in the end.

What I find neat about the story is that all the characters besides the girl are real people that board the Titanic. The book that everyone wants is the Essaies by Sir Francis Bacon who is a real person that wrote the Essaies. Here another reason to love Bacon, he came up with the scientific method. Gregory Mone base the story on Harry Widener send his book collection across the Atlantic and decided to keep a copy of the Essaies with him. Upon boarding the lifeboat Harry forgot his copy and went back to get it but, never return. Somehow a copy of the Essaies ended up in the Widener Library at Harvard. Mone asks what if there a second copy?

The cover and the synopsis are a bit misleading in saying this book will be an action pack. I know some women will take issue and start screeching about the girl Emily not being in the story as much. So, what go read another book. She not a real person to begin with. Emily is there so Patrick has someone his age to talk to and to make out that he not the only kid on the ship.


Character: 5/5

Writing: 4/5

Plot: 4/5

Total: 13/20

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