Kw-logo-smaller

Caught by the Sea Book Review

Gary Paulsen's Caught by the Sea is a story about adventures on the Pacific Ocean.
Courtesy of Random House
Caught by the Sea Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Check out the book review of Caught by the Sea, the teen novel written by Gary Paulsen, about his first ever sailing experiences on the Pacific Ocean!

Author: Gary Paulsen

Caught by the Sea is the real-life tale about the author's first experiences sailing on the Pacific Ocean. Fresh out of the army in 1962, Gary Paulsen had no where to be and no plans for the future. But he had a feeling that if he didn't see the ocean soon, "he was going to die."


So he drove straight to California and spent a couple of days just camping on the beach and taking in the beautiful scenery. It was then that he decided he had to have a boat and be out on the open water. Caught by the Sea follows Gary through his harrowing first sailing experience, where his boat almost capsized and his sleeping bag was filled with sea water, coffee grounds and oatmeal! This book will have you sitting on the edge of your seat, hoping desperately that Gary makes it out alive... (even though in the back of your mind you know he does survive because he wrote the book!)

The one downside to Caught by the Sea is that there are a ton of technical boating terms. Some of the terms have really great explanations in brackets but there are also a ton of terms that the author assumes you'll know. Which, unless you're a sailing expert, you won't. This makes it a bit painful to read but the amazing descriptions of the ocean and ocean life more than make up for it.

If you don't mind sifting through a bit of technical mumbo-jumbo, then you should definitely head out to get Caught by the Sea. I was hooked within the very first sentence and I'm sure you will be too.

Caught by the Sea Rating: 4


Related Stories:

  • Stormy Seas: Brainteaser Puzzle Review
  • Sea Monsters and Other Delicacies Book Review
  • Sea Quake
  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments

    share with your friends


    Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like!

    latest videos

    F1028247771593

    Fave Ocean Activity? Vote!

    • Sailing on the wide open seas.
    • Surfing in the sun with my closest pals.
    • Fishing for the biggest fish in the ocean.
    • I prefer to stay on the beach and build sand castles.

    related stories

    Random in the forums

    Taidoku
    Taidoku posted in Say Anything:
    5.....just look at patrick!
    reply 3 minutes
    miley15
    miley15 posted in Say Anything:
    8
    reply 6 minutes
    Team Audi #46
    7. Nice tree.
    reply about 1 hour
    ChickenGoPowPow
    10.. I guess
    reply about 1 hour
    Ilikeham123
    5. HEY I GAVE YOU A 5
    reply about 1 hour

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

    Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

    157262_(2)

    When you go back to Candyland, you’ll wonder why you ever left in the first plac...

    100x100_ra_logo_girl

    Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

    _thumb_100x100

    Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...