Trapped on the Titanic

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Trapped on the Titanic by Tammy S. Knox and Michael G. Knox. I read this book a few years ago when looking for some information about the Titanic for my LA 10 class so that I could add to what they were reading in class.  This is a cute story about a girl that has to go on a field trip with her class to a museum that was doing an exhibit about the Titanic.  There everyone notices that she looks like one of the passengers pictured.  As she starts to investigate as to why there was a passenger that looked like her she discovers that this girl is an ancestor and that there are many family secrets.  Not only did I enjoy this book, but it is one of the few that I have been able to get my daughter to read.  She actually couldn’t put this book down and got into trouble reading at school.

From Amazon “Trapped on the Titanic is a work of children’s historical fiction set in 2012, the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The thrilling, chilling story begins with Callie Elizabeth, an eighth grade girl with a normal life. At least her life was fairly normal until she finds herself alone and staring into the eyes of a weeping photograph that is over 100 years old. Who is the girl in the picture and why does she look so much like Callie? Why does the phantasmic image of the girl keep appearing to Callie? What does she want from her? As Callie searches for answers about the girl in the photograph, she finds herself engulfed in family secrets, haunting visits, and espionage. What really happened that night of April 14 and the early morning of April 15, 1912 as the majestic Titanic sank to her watery grave? How can Callie solve the mystery and put to rest the ghosts of her family’s past? With the help of a good friend, her grandmother’s love for history and her own keen perception, Callie discovers that things are not always as they seem. Learning from the past, Callie is able to find priceless treasures that have been hidden away since the sinking of the Titanic.”

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