68 Knots
68 Knots: A Novel
68 Knots
Michael Robert Evans
This edgy novel about a diverse group of teens who commandeer a sailboat and support themselves by pirating during one summer full of adventure and discovery, is also a subtle yet powerful novel of awakening, of coming to grips individually with the issues they face as they are on the cusp of adulthood. Written with restraint and authenticity, this powerful debut will appeal to older YA readers.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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68 Knots by Michael Robert Evans is a novel about eight teenagers who spend their summer sailing off the coast of Maine. Arthur, Dawn, Jesse, Joy, Crystal, BillFi, Marietta, and Logan begin a summer of sailing aboard a beautiful schooner with Captain McKinley and his crew. In a series of seemingly disastrous and quick-moving events, McKinley shows his true colors as a pompous jerk aboard the ship; the counselors desert the crew and sail home; and McKinley commits suicide. The eight teenagers are left, stranded on a sailboat with little sailing experience.

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