In Overboard, a chartered sailboat flips over in a storm and three young people struggle to survive on a poorly equipped lifeboat. This novel combines a realistic look at blended-family issues with a thrilling survival tale.

Author: E.L. Thomas
Reading level: Grade 2.8 (Lexile 460L)
Interest level: Grades 6-12

“E. L. Thomas writes with such a perceptive approach for reluctant readers without seeming to simplify content or language. The story and word choice pull the reader in. Careful control of reading levels, believable characters and dialogue, picture support and stimulating plot…From the moment the novel begins, tensions are high.” – CM Review

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Author Erin Thomas talks about how she creates “a sense of place” in her books.


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