Alone: Orphaned on the Ocean (Book Review)


Title: Alone: Orphaned on the Ocean
Authors: Richard D. Logan and Tere Duperrault Fassbender
Year: 2010

Someone needs to fill me in on why this isn't a movie. The only explaination that will satisfy me is the Tere Duperrault Fassbender doesn't want it. Otherwise, I am pretty much confused about why they are remaking movies when this story would make an excellent film. 

This book tells the story of Terry Jo Duperrault, an 11 year old girl that is found alive after floating in the ocean for 4 days. If you Google her name you will find summaries of what happened, but the book offers a much more thorough and captivating account. I don't want to spoil anything, but my mind was blown by how the whole thing happened. Unfortunately there are limited witnesses to tell about how all the events took place. Without a lot of witnesses the book can be a bit technical, factual and sometimes speculative, but stick with it. There is an amazing story here that makes a great read. It not only details the event, but gives insight into the lives of the victims and possible murderer. Even if this type of story isn't your typical read, I recommend it. It wasn't mine either, but I'm glad I read it. 

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  1. Replies
    1. It is such an amazing story. It is so hard to believe stuff like this really happens and the man that left her out there to die is unbelievably evil. Once you get to the part about his life, you find out he has a history of having no regard for human life. I definitely recommend it!