“The Cay,” by Theodore Taylor

“The Cay,” by Theodore Taylor is an award winning novel that is part survival story and part exploration of racism.

The story is set during World War II, whenBook Cover of The Cay by Theodore Taylor German submarines were still a threat to ships on the sea. Phillip and his mother are on a ship when it is torpedoed by a German submarine. When Phillip emerges from the disaster he is blind, and sharing a life raft with an old black sailor named Timothy. At first Phillip’s racist attitude prevents him from truly appreciating Timothy, but when they are cast up on a barren island they must work together to survive. Phillip comes to appreciate Timothy as they learn more about each other, and as Phillip realizes what an extraordinary person Timothy really is.

“The Cay” is a study of contrasts. Although it portrays an inexperienced white Phillip, and the kind and wise black Timothy, its real message is that beneath the skin we are really all the same. I appreciated the moving story and serious message presented in “The Cay.”

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See also:

The prequel/sequel to this book: "Timothy of the Cay"
Information about this book on Wikipedia.


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Inkweaver Review 2008-04-09T14:44:00-05:00

25 replies so far. What are your thoughts?

C. R. Morris said...

This is one of my favorite books. I read it in middle school and then again as an adult. I love Timothy. As a young adult author, I want to have a collection of my favorite books and this is one of them.

NathanKP said...

Thank you for commenting C.R. Morris. I too love The Cay. I plan to write for the young adult audience, so I enjoy studying books such as this one. Its not yet part of my library but I may purchase it soon.

Anonymous said...

I love this book. Once i stared to read it i couldn't stop! and i don't like to read alot but this book made me to read. It's by far one of the most best book ever written.

NathanKP said...

I'm glad that you enjoyed "The Cay." It has a lot of deep lessons integrated with the exciting plot.

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yo, dis is one of the coolest books everrr. I'd totally read this again. We had to read it for an English project, but its actually pritty gangsterr. lovedd itt♥

NathanKP said...

I'm glad that you enjoyed "The Cay."

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