Grades 8 - 12
Grade level Equivalent: 4.6
Lexile® Measure: 760L
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: Not Available
- Realistic Fiction
- Natural Disasters
- Friends and Friendship
About This Book
"Ruslan slipped away from the cafe 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.