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If you were to be shipwrecked and could only bring one book with you, what would it be?
~ Elena Mountin
~ Linnae Johansson
I would save a dictionary. If you had a dictionary you could expand your knowledge and vocabulary as well as be a better conversationalist.
​I would save White Fang, because I've loved the book since I was seven or eight, and read it so many times that I actually have passages memorized. It's a well written book, but not so dense that it's difficult to comprehend. It's an amazing book which everyone should read at least once (if not more than once) in their lifetime.
~ Uma Unni
I would save Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. It's one of my favorite books, I've reread it at LEAST 20 times, and it has so many memories. Even though the book isn't one of a kind, nor does it hold any value, it is a story everyone should read.
I would choose the book "Jefferson's Sons". I would choose this book because it's about how Jefferson's sons were slaves and no one knew about it. I found it very interesting.
~ Kali Long
If I could take one book with me it would be the book "The Running Dream" by Wendelin Van Draanen. It is a well written book and you can connect with the characters. You feel what they feel and you think what they think.
~ Zsazsa Van Raalte
 The book that I would choose is "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green. This is because it is make you look at the world a little differently. This book is a combination of genres and anyone can read it. It gives you a new perspective of life. The book opened my eyes and made me like reading more.
~ Kate
​If I were to save one book from sinking, it would be the Tigers Voyage because the book is well written. It's full of action, adventure, and romance. I absolutely love the Tiger Curse series I think its a great series that will get you into reading.
I don't have a favorite book because I've always loved to read, and I've read more good books than I can count. If there was a sinking ship I would save whatever book I was reading at the moment so that I could just add it to the list of good books I've read.
 If I had to save one book from a sinking ship, it would be Harry Potter and Philosopher's Stone. I love this book and have read it many times. It's an easy read, but not too easy.
The book I would save is Alabama Moon. It was the only book that has ever made me cry and it still has an impact on me today.
To me, a book is something that will catch you. To me, the book that caught me was Murder on the Orient Express. It has every single piece of a mystery novel: the cliff hangers, the thinking, and the surprises. That would be the book that I would save from a sinking ship.
II would save the book "No Easy Day" because it means so much to our nation, and is a really entertaining book to read. The author did a great job and I think everyone should read it in their lifetime.
 If I was on a boat and could only save one book, I would save "Treasure Island". I would save it because for about two years, my dad and I would sit down and read for five minutes a day and read it together. This book always brought me something to look forward to every day when I was little. I hardly remember the book, but the memories I do.
If I was on a boat that was going underwater and I had one book in mind that I had to save, it would be one of the Tim Green books or the Percy Jackson books.
I would save "The Bard", which is all of Shakespeare's work combined into one book. Every story is so insightful and beautiful. They all have great characters, some of which are funny, some are sad, and they truly are the best things ever written.
I would save the book "Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula". I would save this book because it's really good and I wouldn't mind reading it over and over again. It's a really exciting superhero story with a touch of romance in it.
I would save the Gregor series because it is full of action and adventure. It was so special to me because the main character reminded me of myself.
 I would save Ender's Game. It was such a page turner. I couldn't put it down.
I would save the book "The Hobbit". I really enjoyed this book because I loved The Lord of the Rings movies and the other books. I thought it was a very exciting, action-packed book, and even though I read it years ago, it still tops my list of favorite books.
I would save "Divergent" by Veronica Roth from a sinking ship. It's a very exciting book, and the plot is also very fast paced. All of the characters are original and likable. Divergent is kind of a sci-fi futuristic type novel, and it makes you wonder what the world will be like in a decade or two.
The book I would save from a sinking ship is "The Hunger Games" because it is about survival and if a boat was sinking, it would be a good book to remind me of what happened, and I really like the Hunger Games.
 I would save "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" because it is my childhood book and it has reread potential. Additionally, the book is hilarious. 
If I had to save one book off a sinking ship, it would be "Friday Night Lights". It is inspiring, but also a little bit disheartening how the whole community comes together over a single football team. I would read this book over and over again. 
I would save "Heat", because it taught me not to give up my dream to be a baseball player.
I would save Belly Up because it's the best book ever. I do it for my book report every year.
 I would save "The Hunger Games" trilogy because it has recently become popular, I think people would be grateful I saved it.
If a ship were sinking and I could save one book, I would save "Perks of Being a Wallflower". I absolutely love this book, and the reason I would save it is because I learned so much from the main character, Charlie, through the notes he writes. It's like he was actually talking to me and the letters he wrote connected with me and made me laugh and cry.
~ Anton Opperman
~ Jonathan Coppola
~ Anonymous
~ Anthony
~ Sammy Seracevic
~ Connor Ogro
~ Anonymous
~ Chris Armanino
~ Katharine Colvin
~ Heather Adams
~ Collin Jeffries
~ Henry Rogers
~ Jeff
~ Maddie Kalil
~ Sydney Louie
~ Connor Schultz
~ Robby
~ Kyle
~ Anonymous
~ Sam Arnett
~ Annie Roulier
I would save The Austere Academy, the fifth novel in Lemony Snicket's "Series of Unfortunate Events." Snicket is one of the few authors that can render me utterly confused whether to laugh or sob. In just this book alone, the juxtaposition between the light, humorous language and the horrible ridiculousness of Prufrock Prep and Vice Principal Nero is too enticing to put the book down.
~ Nikhil Unni
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