I found this novel to be funny, witty, and possess a positive storyline from beginning to end. Whether you are a young adult reader or older, this book has plenty of three dimensional characters to cheer on.
Antsy is back and is brainy as usual. Plenty of storms for Antsy to kick up just on deck___ let alone in the employee sections down below! He discovers a mysterious young lady with problems in her pocket.
Tilde, appears out of nowhere while Antsy’s suitcase disappears somewhere in the cavernous ship. Everyone is having fun (except Old Man Crowley). Meanwhile, Antsy’s colorful outfits will make the fashion world sit up and take notice.
This novel is for everyone. The only raw language was one or two words (nothing too rough). For those who haven’t read the first novel, Ship out of Luck is the companion novel to The Schwa was Here.
The uproarius companion to "The Schwa was Here" and "Antsy Does Time"
In honor of Old Man Crawley’s eightieth birthday, the Bonano family has been invited to celebrate with a weeklong cruise to the Caribbean aboard the world’s largest, grandest ship. But whether on land or at sea, Antsy can’t manage to stay out of trouble: He quickly finds himself the accomplice of stowaway and thief Tilde, whose self-made mission it is to smuggle onto the ship and across the U.S. border illegal immigrants from her native Mexico. When Antsy steps in to take the fall for Tilde, he becomes the focus of a major international incident and the poster child for questionable decisions.
Equal parts clever and riotous, Ship Out of Luck brings back the beloved cast of characters from Neal Shusterman’s acclaimed The Schwa Was Here and Antsy Does Time.
Age Range: 12 and up / Grade Level: 7 and up