The Boy Who Met a Whale
The Boy Who Met a Whale is a story about a fisherboy who embarks on the greatest adventure of his life. The book starts with Razi watching turtles hatch when he sees a dark shape in the water, a boat with a boy inside. The boy is named Zheng, and he has escaped a sinking ship with a map to a priceless treasure. Zheng tells Razi and his sister, Shifa, tales of survival against great odds, and he asks for help getting to the treasure.
However, having recently lost his father, Razi wants nothing to do with the sea. After changing his mind, Razi prepares to leave with Zheng and Shifa, when Zheng is captured by Marco and Cook. Razi and Shifa must now brave storms and sea monsters to rescue their friend.
Overall, this was a very good book. I really enjoyed the setting, which was a large island based on Sri Lanka. I also liked the parts with the whale, who turned out to be quite helpful. I would recommend this book to kids from fourth to eighth grade, especially kids who enjoy adventure novels.
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