Margret Anne Brady has been brought up in convent. She is hired as a companion for a Mrs Carstairs, and American lady who is returning to New York to meet her first grandchild. Her daughter has just given birth. Margaret hopes to join her brother William who is already living in Boston. Of course, in the early hours of 14 April 1912 the Titanic hits an iceberg and sinks. Margaret, Mrs Carstairs and her dog Florence all survive. The cabin boy, Robert, who has befriended Margaret does not. Margaret names one of her children after Robert. She does manage to meet up with her brother who finds her in New York.
Margaret uses a sophisticated language for a young girl who has been brought up in convent. This may affect the reader. For this reason I also recommend it for lower secondary. The text is delivered in diary form
There is a useful timeline at the end of the book and some interesting photos with quite detailed notes.
The text is blocked and uses a serif font and has difficult ‘a’s and ‘g’s. The print is small throughout the book and even smaller when it accompanies the photos. The novel is 189 pages long.