Another such wave could easily be the end of us I had to do something, fix something, save the boat, save myselfBut what Gary Paulsen takes readers along on his maiden voyage, proving that ignorance can be bliss Also really stupid and incredibly dangerous He tells of boats that have owned himgood, bad, and belovedand how they got him through terrifying storms that he survived by sheer luck His spare prose conjures up shark surprises and killer waves as well as moonlight on the sea, and makes readers feel what its like to sail under the stars or to lie at anchor in a tropical lagoon where dolphins leap, bathed in silver Falling in love with the ocean set Gary Paulsen on a lifelong learning curve and readers will understand why his passion has lasted to this day From the Hardcover edition