The Killing Sea by Richard Lewis

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

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.
 

About Richard Lewis

See more books from this Author
RICHARD LEWIS has written and edited several books for childRICHARD LEWIS has written and edited several books for children, including All of You Was Singing, an ALA Notable Childrren, including All of You Was Singing, an ALA Notable Children's Book, illustrated by Ed Young, and In a Spring Garden, en's Book, illustrated by Ed Young, and In a Spring Garden, illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats. He is the founder and directillustrated by Ezra Jack Keats. He is the founder and director of The Touchstone Center, an organization that supports tor of The Touchstone Center, an organization that supports the creative, imaginative, and artistic lives of children. Hehe creative, imaginative, and artistic lives of children. He lives in New York City. lives in New York City.
 
Published June 21, 2009 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 256 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Killing Sea

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Drawing on experience as a volunteer relief worker in Indonesia and interviews with survivors, Lewis applies two human faces to the devastating 2005 tsunami.

Nov 15 2006 | Read Full Review of The Killing Sea

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

As the novel opens, 16-year-old Ruslan meets the Bedfords, an American family, when the engine on their sailboat breaks down and they seek out Ruslan's mechanic father in the small harbor town of Meulaboh.

| Read Full Review of The Killing Sea

Reader Rating for The Killing Sea
83%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 61 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×