Posted by Tiss Flower on August 30, 2016 at 03:07:01 user Tiss_Flower.
In Reply to: Re: ARís Achievement posted by Mike Jones on August 29, 2016 at 12:20:40:
Serendipity gave us AR, thank Biology. Of course, AR's practical research gave him the overarching plot, but yes, it's the children's actions which make it believable, especially John's. It's almost what AR doesn't do that makes this story so realistically exciting. He doesn't have the children rescuing drowning sailors (except the kitten) or thwarting pirates (people smugglers today). John proves himself courageous and responsible in getting his siblings to safety by simply sailing a boat. Some people might say "so where's the tension? The adventure in that?" All I would say to them is read and believe. I still read it with a sense of danger and relief.
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