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  1. The non-fiction parts of the book take away from the effect of the story, but its good to know some background information about Bluefins.

  2. Vivien B. @ 2012-04-18 09:45

    This book brought to light a new situation in the environment that I had no idea about. I’m glad to have learned about Blue Fin Tuna and their place in the ocean’s ecosystem, along with their role in the worlds fishing industry. I’m happy I read The Red Ocean and I’m looking forward to keeping tabs on the development of the Blue Fin and their species.

  3. Evan Moniz @ 2012-04-18 09:45

    I really enjoyed reading your book. The only thing was the ending was a little unrealistic compared to the rest of the story, other than that, I though it was good.

  4. The non-fiction parts of the book take away from the effect of the story, but its good to know some background information about Blue fins.

  5. As I read through this book in class I realized how big of a problem tuna fishing is. I liked that the book showed how important the tuna fishing industry is to some people who use that as their main source of income. I really enjoyed the book however, I thought that some of the non-fiction parts were slightly longer then I would have liked. The book was a great read and I recommend it to everyone!

  6. I like how he tied Big blue and Tim together but I would have like to see more instances where big blue meets Tim.

  7. The only criticism I would give is in the beginning of the book; Ali is said to be a vegetarian, and then Tim promises to get everybody in her family, including her, lobsters. That’s the only thing I found was confusing; otherwise I really enjoyed the book. :)

  8. Noah Kowalski @ 2012-04-18 09:50

    I really enjoyed reading The Red Ocean; however, there were some things that I wasn’t sure about. One thing that I didn’t mention while in class was the dialog between characters. It seemed like in almost every situation the person speaking would say the name of who they were talking to before actually speaking. An example of this would be, “I really enjoyed this book Mark, but I have a few suggestions.” This isn’t a big issue if it happens occasionally, but I noticed in almost every response between characters they would do this. When thinking about real people speaking to each other, I do not think this happens as often as the book portrays, so I would suggest going through and taking some instances of this out. Not a big issue, but it stuck out as something that seemed unrealistic. Hope this helps, and I can’t wait to see the book published!

  9. I thought the parts about Big Blue were very descriptive and entertaining. :D

  10. While I was reading through The Red Ocean I was on the edge of my seat wait for what will happen next in the story. As I was reading through this I realized how much of a risk the blue fin tuna were at.

  11. I like how I knew the places where the book took place. When Ali and Tim where walking home they walked down south street and freshman year I walked down south street everyday to get home. However the ending was slightly cheesy.

  12. I found the book very interesting and insightful. However, I found the non-fiction in between chapters rather annoying, for lack of a better word. I realize you are moving a few to the back of the book, but I wonder if you should just move all of them to the back. That’s simply my opinion though. I did really enjoy the book and I found the characters easy to relate to.

  13. Hey Mr. Klein, first off I would like to thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to visit my class and letting us explore The Red Ocean. A fantasic book that shows the world of fishing from many different views. Great book I would recommend to anyone that enjoys reading.

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