this book sucks! Dont read it! i chose this book for a report in which i needed to make connections in his writing with his life. It has a few connenctions which was good, but it bored me from the start i needed to try REALLY hard to get past chapter 5. there were some interesting points and good character development, but unless you really like the sea there are so many parts that are impossibly hard to read due to extreme boredom!