S.O.S. Titanic

Irish teenager Barry O Neill is journeying to New York on the Titanic s fateful maiden voyage He s homesick and worried about the Flynn boys traveling in steerage, who have threatened to throw him overboard Little does Barry know that a struggle with the Flynns is the least of the dangers that await him This suspenseful story is based on the true and terrible events thaIrish teenager Barry O Neill is journeying to New York on the Titanic s fateful maiden voyage He s homesick and worried about the Flynn boys traveling in steerage, who have threatened to throw him overboard Little does Barry know that a struggle with the Flynns is the least of the dangers that await him This suspenseful story is based on the true and terrible events that occurred as the Titanic sank one hundred years ago.
S O S Titanic Irish teenager Barry O Neill is journeying to New York on the Titanic s fateful maiden voyage He s homesick and worried about the Flynn boys traveling in steerage who have threatened to throw him ove

  • Title: S.O.S. Titanic
  • Author: Eve Bunting
  • ISBN: 9780152013059
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “S.O.S. Titanic”

    1. I picked up this novel along with The Dressmaker in the gift shop in the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Having just seen so many artifacts and hearing about all the different people whose lives were devastated by the sinking of Titanic I wanted to hear more. This book was as emotional for me as it was walking through the museum. I am Irish and my extended family is quite large, so I knew I would enjoy reading about Irish kids aboard the Titanic. It felt as if they could be my kin. Ba [...]

    2. Worst Titanic book I ever read: the very little plot that there was, had superstitions and rude underhanded behaviours and was only about the boat. And despite the author's assurance of research of historyere was very little of interest to be had in this book. :P Besides that, I'm not sure if the storyteller took poetic licence with the actual historical characters in the book but it made me hate them entirely. Captain Smith was an idiot and Mrs. Adair was made at least in this story to be a vil [...]

    3. I went through a stage in elementary school where I was obsessed with all things related to the Titanic. I read every book I could find, both fiction and non-fiction. I don't remember tons about this book other than wanting to own it, and not being able to get it through the book order. It was a sad day for me When I finally got a chance to read it, I remember really liking it, but now I don't remember if that was because the book was any good, or if I was just in love with it because it talked [...]

    4. This is probably one of the worst books I have ever read. The author took a genuinley interesting subject and added elements that ruined it. Titanic and witch craft do not go together. Plus the ship sinking was forshadowed so much that a five year old wou,d pick up on it. Not a good book, I don't reccommend the agony of this story to anyone.

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    6. Fifteen-year-old Barry O'Neil is traveling from Ireland to America on the maiden voyage of the Titanic. Barry is accompanied by an adult chaperon, Mr. Scollins, who has a very weak stomach for sea traveling, which allows Barry some freedom to explore the ship where he meets many interesting people. Two other young people from Barry’s small Irish village, brother and sister Frank and Peegan Flynn, have also boarded the Titanic, although they are not as privileged of passengers as Barry. Frank a [...]

    7. SOS Titanic is an excellent historical resource. Bunting did a lot of research about what the Titanic looked like, who was on board, and exactly how and why it sank. It would be great social studies or research project resource.The book follows the story of fifteen year old, first class passenger Barry and his developing relationship with steerage passenger and developing love interest Pegeen. The two teens must face the social confines that affect them both while trying to survive the horrific [...]

    8. WAY TOO SLOW BORING BORING BORING BORING. only reason it got 3 is cuz i got a couple facts from it,

    9. Reading the book, the plot is rushed and clearly leaves the reader not knowing what the aftermath is. I think the resolution did not answer the first parts of the novel.

    10. Barry O’Neill wasn’t sure that he wanted to travel to America on the Titanic. He had lived all of his life in Ireland with his grandparents. His parents had acted as though he didn’t really exist – but now, suddenly, they want him to live with them with Brooklyn. Why the change?But Barry has no choice in the matter. Those choices have been made for him. Still, it’s up to his own wits and fists to ensure that the unruly Flynn boys don’t find some way to dispose of him. They hate his f [...]

    11. We all know how it ends. This is a fictionalization of a truly tragic and notable event in history. True, you know where it all leads to, gets especially depressing towards the end of the book. Some of the scenes and sequences portrayed in the story do not come across as even minutely believable, in terms of how the people reacted to the event as it was happening in real time. The story made it sound like most of the people in the lower levels were unaware and even yielding to authority that wer [...]

    12. Although I don’t have a high interest in historical fiction, I still found Eve Bunting’s “SOS Titanic” to be really meaningful. It captures the fictional story of a heartwarming romance on the Titanic. The book is about a fifteen year old boy named Barry who grows fond of a girl named Pegeen while they sail on the Titanic. Barry sails on the ship to meet his parents for the first time since he was young. However, he almost doesn’t get to do so when the unsinkable Titanic ends up sinki [...]

    13. I think the overall book was great, yet I thought it gave a few too many spoilers. It was not one of my favorite books, but I definitely enjoyed reading it with my book group.The Beginning:Barry is a young boy who is living in Ireland with his grandparents so he can go to school in Ireland. Then, it's time for him to head to New York to be reunited with his parents. Lucky for him, he gets first class tickets on the Titanic.The Middle:Life on the Titanic is great! Except for a few encounters with [...]

    14. S.O.S. Titanic is about a fifteen year old boy named Barry O'Neill who's traveling from Ireland to America on the Titanic. He's in first class while a rival family, the Flynns, is in third class. The book is a great blend of fact and fiction.I like how the author worked all the facts into the story. Barry meets a man who's afraid the Titanic will sink after reading the book "Titan," he finds out that there are only enough lifeboats for half of the people on board, he can't send out a telegram be [...]

    15. 3.5 stars. I read this for the #AYEARATHON for January and the theme was benchwarmers. (Yes I know that January was two months ago, I'm making my own rules). Before I started reading this book, I thought that it was going to be a middle grade book, but the main character was 15 so I guess that makes it YA, which helped a lot. I don't know, I don't think I really have a whole lot to say about this book. I've never read a book about people from Ireland so that was interesting. I felt that it took [...]

    16. January 2010 review: Barry O’Neill is traveling on the Titanic, going to meet his parents in America. Up till now, he has lived with his grandparents in Ireland, and he wanted it to stay that way. He is impressed with the grandeur of the Titanic, but is dubious about traveling on the same ship as his enemies, Jonnie and Frank Flynn. Jonnie and Frank are two boys also from Ireland, but from a poor family. They had gotten into lots of trouble, and so had been ordered to leave the country. They a [...]

    17. Barry O'Neil is an Irish boy traveling to an America to meet his parents. he is also traveling with the Flynns,The crazy family that were sentences to America because of vandalizing. All of them want to beat him up. He has no idea what the voyage will hold for him. He makes friends with his steward named Watley. Watley is a seer, one who can tell the future. Watley predicts a terrible tragedy. Barry pays little attention to his warning until the Titanic scrapes the side of an iceberg. Everyone i [...]

    18. First of all I was surprized at just how many books there are published with this title. In her author's note, Eve Bunting says "I tried only to tell a story, one of the hundreds that might have happened on that first, and only, tragic voyage of the RMS Titanic."I believe she succeeded in doing this. Her story focuses on passengers who set sail from the Queenstown Quay in Ireland. There reasons for travelling were different as were their stations on the ship. Class differences play a large part [...]

    19. I thought this book was a really informative, emotional, and fun book. This book played with my emotions a lot one time it left me sad, happy, worried, scared, it's like each chapter has i's own mood. In this book the protagonist is Barry and he's in love with Pegeen, and Mr. Scollins (Pegeen's father)forbid Pegeen and Barry to be together, simply because Pegeen is from the upper class on the ship and Barry is from the lower class this made me really mad and frustrated when I read that because l [...]

    20. Barry, a fifteen-year-old Irish boy, boards the Titanic in Queenstown, heading for America to meet his parents, who had been in China. His grandparents get him in first class with guardian Mr. Scollins. Barry runs into conflict with Frank and Jonnie Flynn, forced to depart Ireland via steerage class. Their sister, Peegan, who travels with them, develops a relationship with Barry as the ship hits the inevitable iceberg and begins to sink. Barry tries unsuccessfully to save Frank, but he does save [...]

    21. The 15 year old Irish protagonist comes from a well to do family, sailing to a promising future. He and his grandfather, however, were responsible for a young hooligan and his brother from a poor family having to leave Ireland to go America on the same ship against their will. The allure and attraction of the hooligan’s beautiful Irish sister adds a Romeo and Juliet twist to the plot. Lots of action, including the sinking of the Titanic, make this historical novel easy and fun to read, with po [...]

    22. Basically, we follow the life of a teenage boy who comes from riches. He boards the Titanic so that he can meet his parents in New York. On the ship, he is first class. You would expect that since he is first class, he should be just fine when the ship takes on water. Wrong. He falls in love with a girl who is of lower class and she has brothers that hates his guts. When I finally finished the book, I was disappointed with the ending. I was hoping that the protagonist would die, but he didn't. I [...]

    23. This book was very slow in the beginning but I will give it credit in the fact that I did finish the book and didn't put it down. I think that it might appeal more towards ages 10 to 12 or there abouts. It did start to pick up a little once the ship hit the iceberg. It also made me think of things about the Titanic that I hadn't really thought about before. I thought that they had always just put the life boats into the water before completely being filled because of speed but this book made me [...]

    24. Eh When I was in fifth grade I was all about Titanic books and I really loved them and i wound up reading around 20 of them. This Titanic book was pretty bad, throughout all of the Titanic books I've read this one is probably the worst. It was about a young boy that was moving to New York ( he lived in Ireland with his grandparents at the time) to see his never before seen parents. He was on the Titanic and made more enemy's on the cruise than he did friends and suddenly fell in love with a girl [...]

    25. over all the book was great historical fiction. for me personally it is not my kind of book. it had a great plot and story line and was over all an ok book but not my favorite i think other people should read this book because just because i don't like it dose not mean that other people should not read it. it is mainly about a kid from Ireland who is going to meet is parents in america and he gets into fights with some steerage passengers about half way through the trip the titanic hit an iceber [...]

    26. I couldn't put this book down. I read it all in one day because i couldn't wait to see if Barry (the main character)or Pegeen (girl Barry tries to save) survive. This book tells exactly how things probably happened on the ship with all the confusion of having to leave the ship to the numbness the characters felt when they hit the water and tried to survive. Very suspenseful book !! I felt like I was on the ship with Barry. It will leave you thinking about what you would have done if you were on [...]

    27. Re read this and it is much better fifteen years later. I could have done without the constant foreshadowing but Bunting put together a fine tale here. I love that she had the protagonist a first class passenger from Ireland. It really allowed for some complicated class issues to come to light. Barry was a likeable protagonist and I was actually afraid he might not make it in the end. The other characters such as Watley, Jossie and her family were great as well. Good read for those interested in [...]

    28. SOS Titanic is a thoughtful take on that famous shipwreck. It discusses the issues of class that surrounded the Titanic through theeyes of the protagonist, who is a boy in first class and his contact with the lower-class people from his hometown. I feel like near the end, this subplot was rushed and that the author failed to realy flesh out and explain the behavior of the Flynn brothers. The ambiguous ending and the rich cast fo side characters are some of the novel's greatest strengths.

    29. Interesting, fairly well-told first person story of a teenager traveling on the Titanic's ill-fated voyage. Fairly engaging story, I appreciated the eye-opening view into the differences in castes, including how the lower class is "trained to obey" the upper class to the point that many on the lower decks allowed themselves to be trapped by a barely locked door and a single guard even on a sinking ship!For an author who usually does sweet picture books, nice job!

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