This is a little book that you will remember with excitement. Kenneth Roberts wrote books for men and boys and shared with us a history we need to know. Boon Island is a shipwreck island without shelter. The guys sailing for New Hampshire shattered their ship against it during the coldest days of Winter. They had to survive winter elements without elemental tools. They didn't all make it, and Roberts keeps you from relaxing over the fate of everyone stranded on this horrible rock until the very end. An awesome book!