Book Report #3

Book #3-4   Words:25920   Title: Hostages   Author:  L.B. Taylor                       Genre ~ Non-Fiction

Opening Sentence: In looking back on it, suspicion should have been aroused when the four swarthy young men boarded the luxury cruise ship Achille Lauro at Genoa, Italy, on October 3, 1985. 

Favorite word / phrase / sentence: The governments of some countries, such as Israel, stand firm and publicly declare they will not meet any terrorist demands.

Vocabulary and new terms (with part of speech) and definition: Volatile – liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse

Reflection, Connection & Personal Response: This book was able to mix the perspectives of Hostage Negotiators, former hostages, hostage takers, and many reliable sources to make this book a thriller. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who’s interested in learning about the behind the scenes of Hostage situations. 

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