The Accidental Stowaway: 'A rollicking, salty, breath of fresh air.’ Hilary McKay
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But hiding away becomes less and less easy: her new friends urgently need her help and there's a mystery that needs solving, all before they reach New York . . .
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Tartaglione, Nancy (22 May 2019). " 'Stowaway': Daniel Dae Kim Boards Joe Penna-Directed Thriller – Cannes". Deadline . Retrieved 31 March 2021.stars. Interesting story, but but there were some things that I didn't like. Mainly - (I cannot even believe I'm writing this) SPOILER ALERT the main character's mother is a professional stowaway, and one character in the book actually calls it unironically "a career". I don't understand. So the mother rejected the responsibility of bringing up a child and instead ran away to be a professional stowaway on boats. And they even call her "brave" at some point. Isn't this - what is the buzz word of today - "problematic"? ("What does your mummy do for living?" "Oh, she is a professional cheater and liar. Isn't that exciting?") Buy from our bookstore and 25% of the cover price will be given to a school of your choice to buy more books. *15% of eBooks. Home > The only thing I could fault it for is being a bit predictable, although I am glad everything turned out the way it did so I can’t really complain. But perhaps a surprise would have been nice!
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The Accidental Stowaway is a gripping story about an orphan, known as Patch, likened to a parcel that has been passed from pillar to post until it is finally discarded. The story is told from the narrative of Patch, a fiery, strong-willed female protagonist on the hunt for a place to call home. Accidentally finding herself onboard a cruise ship headed for New York, Patch embarks on an adventure filled with dark secrets, hope and the perils of being caught out. Shortly after takeoff, Barnett discovers launch support engineer Michael Adams, an accidental stowaway, unconscious between two modules, entangled with a device that scrubs carbon dioxide from the air on the ship. As he falls, the device is inadvertently destroyed.
Once on board the ship, Patch is soon discovered by another young girl, Lilian who is travelling without her parents, and the two girls soon fall in together, with Lilian trying to help Patch stay undetected on the ship. Watching their friendship grow and develop was lovely, but I also liked seeing all of Patch’s interactions with people on board. She meets and talks with lots of different people, continuing her friendship with the boy who first got her into this mess, but also encountering lots of other characters in her travels around the ship. I also liked the historical aspect to the story, seeing life on board a steamship, and seeing the different ways of etiquette amongst the staff and passengers.