The Titanic is meant to be unsinkable, but as it begins its maiden voyage, there's plenty of danger waiting for four of its young passengers. There's Paddy, who is a stowaway escaping a deadly past; Sophie, who's been arrested along with her mother and brought to the ship; Juliana, whose father is an eccentric whose riches can barely hide his madness; and Alfie, who is hiding a secret that could get him kicked off the ship immediately. The lives of these four passengers will be forever linked with the fate of the Titanic — and the farther they get from shore, the more danger looms... From the best-selling author of the Everest, Island, and Dive trilogies comes this first book in the ultimate action/adventure trilogy — guaranteed to keep young readers on the edge of their seats until the very end!
One of the defining moments of the early 20th century, the sinking of the "unsinkable" Titanic on its maiden voyage sent shock waves around the world with its implicit warning against human arrogance and technological pride. In recent years — both in dramatic film treatments and documentaries, and in a new array of books for young people and adults — new aspects of the fateful voyage have come to light, raising questions of class and gender inequality. The result is a growing collection of literature about this important event that can lead to months of independent exploration for curious readers.