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The Watch that Ends the Night is the story of the Titanic, but told from the perspectives of the people on board.
The 24 different perspectives are:
When I got this book from the library, I almost left it, because books in poetic form tend to bug me, but I’m so glad I didn’t.
The perspective changes were also very interesting, and they weren’t confusing, because most were shorter that a page, and were all titled, and all the characters had their own voice, so you could tell the difference just by paying attention.
Even though I knew what was going to happen, the before during and after of the sinking was suspenseful.
I liked the how there were non-human perspectives, like the iceberg, and the rat. I found both of their perspectives to be boring at first and more interesting at the end.
My favorite perspectives changed through out the book, before and during Jamilla was very interesting, on board, Frankie and Harold were interesting, Frankie, because of the perspective change, and his growing up, and Harold because of the morse code. The business man (Bruce), during the sinking was interesting because he showed why people survived or not.
The book changed my perspective a bit, it made me realize how in tragic events people become numbers, and the captain referring to them as souls, and hearing their stories change that for me.