Stormi's Review: Remembering the Titanic by Diane Hoh
Publisher: Open Road Media Teen & Tween
Released: March 27, 2012
Genre: YA, History
Length: 192 pages
Format: ebook , paperback
A year after the sinking of the Titanic, four teens try to cope with memories of that horrific night
It’s April 1913, and survivors of the RMS Titanic have gathered to remember those who didn’t make it onto the lifeboats. Debutante Elizabeth Farr, who had been in first class, lost her father. Steerage passenger Katie Hanrahan nearly lost her life. Still, neither of them wants to be at the remembrance service. All they really want to do is forget. A year after that awful night, Elizabeth still feels the chill of the frigid arctic air, and Katie can’t sleep because of nightmares of being trapped belowdecks, waiting for death. They want it to go away, but Titanic will never leave them.
On their voyage one year ago, Elizabeth met a struggling artist named Max, and Katie fell for a boy from her hometown whose brother perished in the disaster. As the four of them strive to make new lives in New York, they struggle to move beyond the night that changed them all forever.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Diane Hoh including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
Four Boundless Stars
I remember reading this book a long time ago, but because it’s been so long it was like reading it anew. Sometimes you forget things and it makes it feel like the first time you have read the book. It was so good this time. It was, in my opinion, even better than the last time I read it. Elizabeth, Max, Katie, and Paddy all survived the sinking of the Titanic. Now they are back home and each one is trying to move forward with their lives. Elizabeth is dealing with her clingy mother who refuses to let her move on with her life. Max is working hard on his painting career. These two are also trying to continue with their relationship against her mother’s wishes. Katie has kicked off her singing career while Paddy is trying to become an author. They each fight daily to keep their romance strong, but that’s easier said than done. This book was very good, but I did find one inconsistency in the book that bothered me. It talks of Elizabeth Farr and in the same chapter her last name is switched to Fair. Being the fact she is one of the main characters it just did not sit well with me. Other than that, the book was written well. It told an amazing tale of love, hope, and revival. I absolutely loved it.