Title: Lost in the Pacific, 1942: not a drop to drink
Author: Tod Olson
Recommended for: 6th- 9th Grade
Pages: 168 pages
Call Number/Link: J FICTION OLSON, T.
Synopsis: World War II, October 21, 1942. A B-Seventeen bomber drones high over the Pacific Ocean, sending a desperate SOS into the air. The crew is carrying America’s greatest living war hero on a secret mission deep into the battle zone. But the plane is lost, burning through its final gallons of fuel. At 1:30 p.m., there is only one choice left: an emergency landing at sea. If the crew survives the impact, they will be left stranded without food or water hundreds of miles from civilization.
This is an interesting event that happened during World War II. I found it interesting that you would hear what was going on while they were lost at sea. It was also fun to hear the different views from the different crew members. It was a little slow in some areas, but I did find it fascinating.