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Bunting, Eve
New York : Harcourt, Brace, 1996.
IL 5-8
ISBN 0152002715  

Fifteen year old Barry O'Neill is traveling from Ireland to New York on the Titanic. He is traveling in the first class section of the ship. He is sad to be leaving Ireland and his grandparents who have raised him for the past 10 years. He is also a little apprehensive about living with his parents who have been away in China this whole time. As he makes his way around the ship, he meets many interesting people. There's the psychic steward who tells Barry of visions of disaster. There's the passenger who is obsessed with counting the lifeboats. And there's Pegeen, a young Irish girl who is traveling in steerage. Through his contact with her, he begins to really understand the injustices of a class system. Although there have been many books and movies about the Titanic disaster, this book adds to the story. Be sure to read Eve Bunting's SOS TITANIC.

SUBJECTS:     Titanic (Steamship) -- Fiction
                        Ocean liners -- Fiction
                        Shipwrecks -- Fiction


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