Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Review: Lifeboat 12

Lifeboat 12 Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a simple read, sparsely worded but weighty. Told from the POV of Ken Sparks, a real 13 year old boy, and using historically correct sources, the author tells the true story of a ship bound for Canada with 90 children escaping the war. A U Boat torpedoes the ship and Ken misses his lifeboat, number 8, and ends up on Lifeboat 12. The story is far too incredible to believe thus the author provides a very long list of sources used. It is an amazing experience that is well corroborated. One I’d never heard.

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