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Wave: Eric Walters

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Transcript of Wave: Eric Walters

Wave: Eric Walters
Social justice quote
" I can't just sit at home and do nothing".

A troubled event occurs between a sister trying to save her family. She knows she has to do something in order to save them and rescue them from a crisis that could end up killing her loved ones.

She had to find an instinct for them to survive and in order to do that she wasn't going to sit and do nothing. Beth couldn't relax until she had some evidence or proof they were all okay.
Text-to-world
In this book Waves by Eric Walters it shows the main idea just by looking at the cover. Many people have survived and died because of natural disasters around the world.

Some include tsunamis like the people in this book had to go through. They still occur around the world and are a danger to everyone and everything.
Theme/social justice
Family, is something that we cherish and are lucky for,even though they require time its not always there for us to keep.

A girl named Beth tries her hardest in saving her family and the future that falls before them. Knowing little about them and their struggle to survive she knows its her duty as a sister and a daughter to save them all.

Beth knew she had duties of her own and if her family had to struggle then she didn't mind doing the same.
My opinion of the novel
When I first finished this book i didnt want it to end because it really interested me and made me excited every minute while reading it.

I would rate it 4 out of 5. Its not the best book but i really enjoyed the meaning and story to it.

Eric Walters is one of my favorite authors and to me i feel he really knows how to write amazing stories.
Story's main plot
The main story is about a family that spends their Christmas holiday in Thailand while their only daughter stays in NY.

They've been going there every year and everything had been the same until year 2004 came. There was devastation caused to the family when a tsunami struck.

Meanwhile their only daughter try's to find them all safe
Brief Biography
Born March 3 1957 in Toronto spending his childhood there.

Honors degree in psychology in 1979 from York university to start working as a social worker.

Eric taught kindergarten to grade six full-time for 10 years.

He wrote his first book stand your ground and was written backwards inspired by his grade 5 class he once taught.

"CM Magazine Profile: Eric Walters." University of Manitoba. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Jan. 2014.
Novels background
Juvenile fiction

Date of publication was on the first of December 2009 by Double day Canada

The setting takes place in both New york city and Thailand.

The book waves is based on a true story of a tsunami that struck a family in Thailand along with many others. Its a natural disaster that struck in many places around the world.
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