16-year-old Josh is thrilled to be a WW2 sailor aboard the mighty USS Indianapolis. But when a Japanese torpedo strikes in the middle of the night, it tears the battleship in half. As the ship sinks, Josh is plunged deep into the black ocean.
In horror, he watches the US navy ship begin its death plunge, threatening to pull him down with it. Josh is no swimmer. He's a baseball player from San Antonio, Texas. He's way out of his element.
Soon, the first hungry shark begins to circle. Josh is living his worst nightmare, but for how long? Can he stay alive with no lifeboat or food in shark infested waters?
Every hour is a fight because if he gives up, he'll never make it home. Can Josh survive the worst naval disaster in U.S. history?
This is the 3rd children's book in the I Escaped Series about brave boys and girls who face real-world challenges and find ways to escape disaster.
The short chapters make for easy wins, and Josh's gripping situation keeps even reluctant readers turning pages just to find out what's going to happen next.