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By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Tension, suspense build as intrepid tween faces disaster.

A brown-haired white girl in a white dress with large shoulder bag stands in front of the "Titanic," which looms over her.

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Veteran YA author Jennifer A. Nielsen delivers a tense, suspenseful telling of the doomed ship through the eyes of an intrepid and relatable tween. Readers will learn a lot about the Titanic and its disastrous maiden voyage, and they'll also learn a lot about life for citizens of both Great Britain and the United States. Narrator Hazel is easy to root for as she determines for find and tell the truth and struggles to be taken seriously by people in positions of power. Readers will also enjoy the colorful, if sometimes not well developed, friends Hazel makes along the way, especially the rich Sylvia, the porter Charlie, and mentor Mrs. Abelman.

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