Author: Craig Moodie
Craving “the Big Freedom,” sixteen-year-old Luke resents being cooped up with his father on a small sailboat just after his mother walked out on them, but a sudden storm sweeps his father overboard, leaving Luke to figure out how to survive on a damaged boat in the Gulf Stream while dealing with his feelings of guilt.
“THE BOAT IS SINKING. YOU HAVE TO MOVE.”
When Luke’s sailing trip goes horribly wrong, he must face the vast and brutal sea in this story of one boy’s survival and coming-of-age. On the evening before Luke’s family’s annual summer sailing trip off Cape Cod, Luke’s mother leaves. Luke is left with his angry, confused father on a small boat for a week and the trip goes horribly wrong when a summer storm sweeps Luke’s father overboard. Not knowing whether his father is dead or alive, Luke must figure out how to survive on a wrecked sailboat far out to sea. Fans of Gary Paulsen and Will Hobbs will be captivated by Craig Moodie’s depiction of the North Atlantic in this coming-of-age adventure.