Friday, April 21, 2017

Can They Escape the Wave?

Thirteen year old Kyle is excited for his family vacation. He gets to fly on a plane for the first time and see the Pacific Ocean during their visit to Oregon's coast. As they are checking into the hotel Kyle sees a bully, Daren, from school. When Kyle’s parents go to an awards ceremony out on a large ship off the coast, they leave him to watch his sister, BeeBee, for the night. An earthquake hits and the hotel is on fire. They see Daren and try to help him get outside. Free from the flames, they feel safe. Kyle remembers a sign he saw at the beach about giant waves that can come after an earthquake. The sign said to get to higher ground. They had to get moving! Kyle tries to convince Daren to go with them, but he won't listen. Kyle and BeeBee start to trek up a nearby mountain. He's not sure how high up they need to go, but he knows they need to get away from the ocean. Along the way they find an elderly couple who is out walking their dog, trying to get to a safe place. Will a tsunami hit? Can l Kyle and BeeBee survive if it does? What will happen to their parents and Daren? You'll have to read this fast paced book to find out how it all ends.

Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret was a page turner. I have read other books by this author and have enjoyed them all. I thought Kyle and BeeBee both seemed like characters I could relate to and because Kyle was 13 it made sense that his parents left them alone for the evening so they could go to the ceremony. It was easy to relate to Kyle’s disappointment when he found out that someone who was mean to him at school was staying at his hotel. From what I could see of Darren he didn't act very kind! I can’t imagine how scary it would be to be in a major earthquake. This is a great book for kids who like realistic fiction and lots of action! I learned a lot of survival tips from the story too! I look forward to reading more books by this author.

Has anyone else read Escaping the Giant Wave? Or have you read another book by Peg Kehret? We'd love to hear your thoughts!

Happy Reading!
~L


46 comments:

  1. After an earthquake, a tidal wave is possible. Smart move, Kyle.

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    1. Alex- He is! The book is a great way for kids to learn what to do after an earthquake. :) ~L

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  2. Kyle is observant and clever.
    After a the Japaness tsunami the youngest of my nephees flatly refused to go the beach for well over a year.

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    1. EC- Kyle is clever!

      So sorry for your nephew! It can be hard to deal with traumatic events. ~L

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  3. Sounds like a great story, thanks for reviewing. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Valerie- A fun and fast read! :) ~L

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  4. Those waves sure can be horrifying and magnificent at the same time. Survival tips are a win.

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    1. Pat- Survival tips always help. I agree with you about waves. Beautiful, but oh so powerful. :) ~L

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  5. Sounds like a very intriguing story and plot! The beaches in the San Diego area (and I'm sure all along the coast) have signs warning of tsunamis after earthquakes. I think there is even an alarm system too. Better safe than sorry.

    betty

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    1. Betty- That is wonderful that there are signs posted as reminders and to let tourists know what to do. I enjoyed the book and it is full of action. :) ~L

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  6. Sounds like a great adventure! Thanks for telling us about this book!

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  7. New to me author and book, thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  8. Does sound an adventure, many thanks for the review.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Jan- You are welcome! It was a great adventure! :) ~L

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    2. Brenda- Sorry Blogger wouldn't let me comment above. Glad to introduce you to Peg Kehret. She's a great author. :) ~L

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  9. This is a new book for me, but it does sound like an exciting story that young readers would enjoy. Thanks for the info.

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    1. Beverly- It is an exciting story and I think kids everywhere will enjoy it. :) ~L

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  10. I've never heard of this book before. It sounds pretty good, though. I always like discovering new authors, especially if they have a few titles already out so I can binge read them all. ;)

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    1. Dena- I agree with you- it is always fun to learn about new books and authors. Peg Kehret has lots of books. Enjoy! :) ~L

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  11. I haven't read it, but it sounds exciting! Funny side note? I went to Hawaii when I was in elementary school, and I saw the class bully there--vacationing on Oahu! Good thing that's all my story and the book have in common! ;)

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    1. Dawn- Oh my goodness! Seeing the class bully on vacation would definitely be weird. Hopefully you two didn't have a lot of encounters on vacation. :) ~L

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  12. Sounds exciting! Glad to know you enjoyed it.

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    1. The Armchair Squid- It is! I definitely enjoyed it. :) ~L

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  13. Wow, this sounds like a really exciting book for youngsters. Wishing Peg Kehret the best.

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    1. Cate- She writes great realistic fiction! :) ~L

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    1. Dezmond- The cover is perfect for the book! :) ~L

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  15. This sounds like lots of fun, though I have always been scared of big earthquakes after living through many in California :)

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    1. Meradeth- I can imagine it would be stressful to be in an earthquake. I felt a very slight one here once, but nothing like the ones that CA has. I think earthquakes are scary too. :) ~L

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  16. This really piques my interest.
    Sounds like a great read.

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    1. Sandra- It is a fast and interesting read! :) ~L

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  17. I hope all does end well! Sounds like an exciting read!

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  18. Sounds like a great read for MG readers!

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  19. Aqui no Brasil infelizmente não tem aquela marca. Uma pena!

    Não conhecia esse livro. Bem legal ter dicas de sobrevivência na história! Vou ver se tem no idioma português e indicar para os meus sobrinhos!

    Ótimo domingo!

    Beijo! ^^

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    1. Amanda- Hope they have it in Portuguese for your nephews. Enjoy! ~L

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  20. This sounds like a wonderful, intense read! We haven't heard of this author before, but we'll be adding this one to our TBR for sure! Thanks for the great review :)

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    1. A Belle's Tales- You are welcome! Peg Kehret has lots of great books. Enjoy! :) ~L

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  21. Sounds like Kyle is a really smart kid and knows what he is doing. I suppose it makes a lot of sense for parents to leave someone so capable to go for a ceremony then. It also sounds like there is plenty of action included to make this a great story as well!

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    1. Olivia- Savannah- He is a smart kid! The action really keeps the story flowing. :) ~L

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  22. Sounds like a fun, adventurous read!

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