“Dark Water Rising,” by Marian Hale

“Dark Water Rising,” by Marian Hale is a historical fiction novel about the powerful hurricane that devastated Galveston Island in 1900.

Unlike the rest of his family, sixteen-year-old Seth Braeden is not at all thrilled to be moving to Galveston. Sure he enjoys the great weather and the swimming at the nearby beaches, but to Seth the move to Galveston thwarts one of his most important dreams. Seth wants to be a carpenter like his father, but the family moved to Galveston so that Seth could attend college there and become a doctor.

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Review of "Dark Water Rising," by Marian Hale


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Inkweaver Review 2009-03-08T11:09:00-05:00

82 replies so far. What are your thoughts?

Anonymous said...

This Book was terrible...

Anonymous said...

Tell me about it

Anonymous said...

This book was really good I recommend everyone read it in the middle school age. Isn't focused on the hurricane. But tells a lot about the sad destruction

Anonymous said...

Good book

Anonymous said...

it was boring

Anonymous said...

sucks soo bad! half the book i talking about devestaion, i would have ratherd read about canadian cooking

Anonymous said...

you guys should put your self into the book then maybe it would turn interesting to you guys who doesnt like this book.

Anonymous said...

read a kids book you will see how it relates to your banters

Anonymous said...

it was not good

Anonymous said...

This book was not the best book, ive ever read.... Sorry

Anonymous said...

Was definatly not the best book i have ever read. very boring

Anonymous said...

Sucks more than twilaght

Anonymous said...

im just kidding its a good book

Anonymous said...

It was interesting but still pretty boring. On a scale of 1 to 10, i'd probably give it a 5 at most. Or else a 3 at least.

Anonymous said...

Look, I don't care care if you diss twilight, but at least learn to spell it.

Anonymous said...

THIS BOOK WAS BORING IT NEEDED SOME MORE INTERESTING SENTENCES....... LOL JUST PLAYING ABOUT THE BORING IT WAS ALRIGHT BUT I WAS SEROIUS ABOUT THE INTERESTING SENTENCE

Anonymous said...

It was okay. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone TRULY wanting to learn all about the flood, though.

Anonymous said...

so far it is okay but i am getting bored.. i am reading it for school. if it wasn't for that i would have already stoped reading it.

Anonymous said...

someone plz give me a summary to this book its very boring

Anonymous said...

I had to read this book 4 school (7th) and if there gona make us read a book at least let it be a good one

Anonymous said...

ya i hav to read it 4 7th grade to i said the comment above urz someone plz give a summary to this i dont feel like reading it its due tommorow ! any links?

Anonymous said...

this book was boring -.-
i had no choice to read it, because i had to read it for a summer reading assignment so i waited til the last minute to read this BORINGIST BOOK EVER

Anonymous said...

this bok sucked!@ i had to read it for school if it wasnt for hat i would deffintly nogt hacve red it!!!!!!!!!!!! soo boringg

Anonymous said...

boringest book everr

Anonymous said...

i liked the book sure it was not the best but it was worth reading! an some of yall had to read it for school but if u dont like to read then it may have been harder for yall to read it and like it

Anonymous said...

I live in Houston and I thought it was really good, to relate to having to evacuate mulitypull times. It's not a book I would have chosen to read, it was my summer reading book for Texas history. Even if you didn't like it you still need to respect it because lots of peoples hard work went into this and especially the amazing writing skills this author had to use figurative launguage it seemed in every sentence.

Anonymous said...

wow.......i literally fell asleep a few times...and im not prepared 4 my pre-ap reading project for this year....and im gunna fail it!!

Anonymous said...

im gunna giet kicked out of AP

Anonymous said...

I Really Enjoyed The Book, Apparently Alot Of Those People Didnt But Maybe Thats Because Its Not For The Mind Spand Of An Immature Child To Read ? Yea Thats Probably It. Act Your Age Kitties

Anonymous said...

It was pimpin!!!!

Anonymous said...

This book SUCKS!

Anonymous said...

It's not for the mind span of anyone! Immature child or developed adult! Nothing even mildly interesting happens throughout the entire book!

Anonymous said...

it was boring i rather watch my sister sing and she cant even sing and she thinks she is a somprano at my church

Anonymous said...

book is stupid

Anonymous said...

the book was really good people who said it was bad screw off becuase i know deep inside that they actully like it.

Anonymous said...

horrible don't read

Anonymous said...

UGGGG boring

Anonymous said...

if you think this is boring, try to write a book about a STORM! if u aren't willing to do the work for pre ap,DON'T SIGN UP FOR IT IN THE FIRST PLACE! Btw, u guys are HORRIBLE SPELLERS!

Anonymous said...

Its true though. I think it is a great book. If you live on the gulf or east coast, then let it be lesson, because a TC will strike your area. It is a matter of when, not if. If you don't live a hurricane area...then unless you have a interest in weather I wouldnt suggest this book.

Anonymous said...

Also, if you say who cares about storms, don't call for help when your house floats away with 20+ feet of storm surge. I would suggest preparation. If not, don't expect for FEMA to come and give you anything quickly on a silver platter (*Cough New Orleans*).

Anonymous said...

this book is ok the first couple chapters are off topic i think she needs to go back and fix it

Anonymous said...

SO BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

was a terrible book, no description or ""voice"" DO NOT READ

Anonymous said...

look i know what i like and what i dont like, and this book sucked really bad.

Anonymous said...

BORING BORING BORING BORING BORING BORING BORING BORING BORING BORING BORING BORING

Anonymous said...

that book was so useless and stupid
boring boring with a capital B

Anonymous said...

stunk as

Anonymous said...

i liked the book and i thought it had alot of thought put into it i mean it is based on a true story so try to relate to it.

Anonymous said...

Like somebody else said, if school is going to force us to read a book at least make it be a little bit interesting. Please?

Anonymous said...

book sucks b@llz

Anonymous said...

I think the book was the BEST book I have ever read in my life. I think anyone who does not like this book, is just too lazy to read the book. If what happened in the book ever happend to you, well you kind of deserve it. PLEASE READ THE BOOK. YOU WILL ENJOY IT VERY MUCH.

Anonymous said...

this the worst book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I hated it... Too much information on the devastation that I already knew about...

Anonymous said...

i like the book screw all u other ppl that hated it you ****** are stupid

Anonymous said...

i want to cry, so much death, so much crying

Anonymous said...

the first half of the book was very interesting but after that it just gets kind of boring. it was struggling to stay focused while reading but when you are willing to read it, its pretty good. if you are the kind of person who gets distracted easily while reading or like a lot of action during books then i don't recommend this book but if you enjoy reading all kinds of books then definitely read it. and all of the people who hated the book i can see why because obviously you aren't that smart considering you can't spell half the words you wrote(:

Anonymous said...

horriable. never read it this absolutly 1,000,000 times worst than the worst book you can think of!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, and i thought shakespeare was boring

Anonymous said...

Horrible booK!I only rread it because it was a mandatory book for school.. X(

Anonymous said...

It had a slow start, but it got better.

Anonymous said...

book was kinda interesting but got really boring. but i had to read it for texas history.... i didnt even finish the book! i just guessed what happened at the end and just looked up a whole bunch of summaries for it.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, how much wood could a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood? I'm during to know!jk lol

Neji Hyuga said...

this book is terrible.... on the other hand, dose anyone know where to find this book online to read for free, i need to do a book report on it.

Anonymous said...

hated this book!

Anonymous said...

fucking book is stupid

Anonymous said...

this was a farliy good book(NOT)!!!!!!!!!!!!8(

Anonymous said...

this book trololololololed me over so bad and it SUCKS1111111111111111111111

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

ARbIteR U DUMASS i hadz 2 slams ur hed caus u r dum

Anonymous said...

wow you guys probebly are just one guy thats a total dumb fuck why dont you just leave a dam reviw and screw off like the rest of us


just fyi:if your planning on reading this book dont its a waste

a hater said...

my faces throught the book
1. ^-^

2. @.@

3. -o-

4. 0"0
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5. ^c^


number 5 was when i was doen

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Anonymous said...

so damn boring -.-

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Anonymous said...

Alright now. Im gonna be honest, i absolutely adored this book. I myself live in Texas and have a texas history class that i had to read this book for. In the beginning, i was so narrow minded and instantly thought i was going to /hate/ this book. I admit, the starting was a little slow, but once i got farther, I started to love it ~! Action, Romance, Suspense, and so much more in one book. Now y'all are entitled to your opinions, but please, open your mind before you take these comments to heart. Really read the book. Put yourself in Seth's shoes. I promise, you'll fall in love if you go in with an open mind
~<3 The book nerd

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

fuck this book

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Anonymous said...

in my opinion the book was unclear it could have been better but hey she already wrote it

Anonymous said...

I think the book should gone more in depth about the storm instead of the characters