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Big water
Big water
Curtis, Andrea, author.
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Publication Information:
[Victoria, British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, 2018.

Physical Description:
181 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Seventeen-year-old Christina McBurney has led a sheltered life. But when her twin brother, Jonathan, dies of consumption, Christina, unwilling to be farmed out as a nursemaid or teacher, runs away from home and her destiny. In Owen Sound she boards the Asia, a steamship that transports passengers and freight throughout the Great Lakes. She doesn't really have a plan other than to get to Sault Ste. Marie. She'll figure things out once she's settled. But a violent storm suddenly rises on Georgian Bay, and the overloaded and top-heavy steamship begins to sink. Christina is tossed overboard. Pulled to safety just before she loses consciousness, she finds herself on a lifeboat, surrounded by a number of bedraggled and terrified passengers and crew. One by one they succumb to their injuries, until only Christina and a brooding young man named Daniel are left alive. The usual rules of society no longer apply--Daniel and Christina must now work together as equals to survive.
General Note:
"First published in the United States, 2018" -- Title page verso.

"A fictional account of the real-life story of the only two survivors of the sinking of the SS Asia in 1882"--Publisher.
Reading Level:
Ages 12 and up.
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