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The Terrible Wave
My class and I have been reading The Terrible Wave for a couple weeks not including the break. I think it is a good book. The book is mostly about a fifteen-year-old girl named Megan. She was going to go Green Hill with her dad, Edward, and two sisters, Louisa, and little Fanny. She was going to Green Hill because there were rumors about the South Fork Dam breaking. It turns out Megan was not going to Green Hill. She went back to the attic with Timothy, her little brother, Aunt Ella, and Hulda her cook. The people in the attic went to the attic because they did not know the dam broke, except for Megan. When the terrible wave hit Megan got pushed out of the attic and on to a mattress. Megan was floating down the street when an eight-teen year old boy named Brian went on to her mattress and saved her and himself. Brian helped Megan on to a wagon with a bunch of other people.
Marden Dahlstedt must be really descriptive. In her book there is a lot of description. Even in the title of the book has an adjective, The Terrible Wave. On page six, she wrote that Aunt Ella was an everlasting prissy bore. Also on page 49 when they found Stefan, she described Stefan’s eyes enormous and blue, and she described his hair as a yellow thatch of hair.
I think The Terrible Wave was one of the best books I ever read. I like the book because there is conflict, catastrophes and action. When I’m finished with this book I will probably have nightmares about the Folsom Dam breaking!
Article posted January 24, 2012 at 01:35 PM •
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