by Eric Walters
Twelve-year-old Sam and his parents are spending their annual Christmas vacation at their favourite resort in Phuket, Thailand. This time, they're without Sam's sister Beth, 19, who is due at a swim meet in Minnesota on December 27th. Sam has no idea that soon, he'll be caught up in an unimaginable disaster.
Sam narrates the first half of the book, in which he describes the horror of the approaching tsunami. Beth takes over in the second half, as she desperately searches for her family. Anyone who has seen footage of the 2004 Asian tsunami will be filled with dread as they read this novel.
Terrifying and unforgettable; readers should not expect a happy ending.