Reviewed by Jacob N (age 8)
This sea giant sailed smooth until the night of April 14th. At about 11:30 PM in the crow's nest, Fred Fleet, one of 6 lookouts on board, saw an iceberg. A few minutes later the ship turned starboard, too little, too late. The iceberg cut a hole in the side, making many passengers wake up, surprise those that were awake, and allowed water to gush in. The Titanic's end rose up and up as lifeboats were lowered until no more lifeboats were left, but more than 1,500 passengers were left. When crack! The ship snapped in two, but the middle section hadn't fully come off. This still detachment pulled the back straight up. Finally the middle came off, and the ship had vanished at about 02:20 AM. Only 774 were saved. Captain Edward J. Smith, designer Thomas Andrews and over 1,500 were lost. The sunken Royal Mail Steamer was found 74 years later, 2 - miles down.
I liked the book because it is a nonfiction book about the Titanic, which is one of my main interests. Also this book makes it very easy to visualize the R.M.S. Titanic. My favorite part is the pages where it gives a detailed picture of the Titanic; it took four pages! I found many characters neat but one stuck out, his name was Ben Guginhiem. He put on his best suit to die in and he did die in it!
I would recommend it for you if you were interested in the Titanic, like tragic tales or like books that are full of pictures. If you like those things, try it!