Saturday, April 11, 2015

In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

This book was very "interesting" (as I end up saying about 10 times in my video review! haha).  The story that inspired Herman Milville's Moby Dick is retold by Philbrick using several first hand accounts of the final voyage of the Essex.  Once a whale attacks the Nantucket whaleship, it is a fight for survival for the crew, now forced into the three remaining smaller whaleboats.  What would you do to stay alive?  Could you live with your choices afterword?

I gave this book 3/5 stars and you can check out my video review below:

Keep an eye out for the movie version of this book, out this year!

Thanks for reading (and viewing!),

- Rachael xo

1 comment:

  1. Rachael, I just can't tell you how impressed I am with you. You are going to make the most impressive media center specialist I could ever imagine. You will have students reading, blogging, making book blogs, videos, trailers...mix in your passion for ed tech, there will be no stopping you. I can't wait to watch you sizzle!