I Survived The Japanese Tsunami

By Lauren Tarshis

I have learned that nearly sixteen thousand people died. More than six thousand one hundred people were injured. Nearly one hundred thirty thousand buildings were destroyed. I thought my book was really good because it had a lot of adventure and courage. I chose my book because all of Lauren Tarshis that I have read have been really good books.
My main characters were Ben, his mom, Ben's uncle Ojisan, and Ben's brother Harry. My story takes place in a little village that is in Japan. The plot in my book is that Ben gets separated from his family so he finds a school and he has to watch three boys. He takes them to play basketball and his family walks up to him. The theme in my book is courage and the strength to keep going on.