Title says it all =)
The Red Kayak By: Priscilla Cummings
The book The Red Kayakis a very interesting story. In the beginning of the story the first sentence is, “After all this time, I still ask myself: Was it my fault?”, so right of at the start they leave us with the question what was his fault? We then find out the boy’s name is Brady. We also find out that Brady’s Mom and Sister had died at young ages. Brady previously lived in a fire house until they moved to a house next to Chesapeake Bay. Brady has one brother Carl who drives an ambulance for a living. Later on in the book a new family moved in their last name was the DiAngelos. When they moved there they knocked down a old farm owned by one of his friends, Digger. Brady also has another friend named J.T. Digger was frustrated that the DiAngelos knocked down his old farm.
Towards the middle of the book we find out that Brady is friends with Ben Mrs. DiAngelos son. Later we find out that Mrs. DiAngelo and her son Ben. Went out on a red kayak and have gone missing. Brady his father and a rescue team went out looking for them. His father and the search team have found Mrs. DiAngelo down river. Brady in his little claming boat went out to find Ben in the tributaries. (A river off of a bigger river) Eventually Brady finds Ben. His life jacket is caught on a log sticking out of the water. Brady rushes him to his brothers’ ambulance doing CPR to Ben on his way there. Brady makes it to the ambulance but Ben has no pulse… Carl gets a pulse. Bens airlifted to a hospital. His mother was hurt but only with minor injuries.
Next Brady is told that Ben has died in the middle of school. Brady feels bad for the DiAngelos and offers to help them clean and do chores and help them around for when they leave for a trip. Before the DiAngelos leave Brady is told about how Mrs. DiAngelos having a baby. Brady is very exited. So he does chores and was asked to organize an old boat house. While he was cleaning he finds a Drill his father has been missing. But there was red paint on it… The same color as the red kayak Ben and his mother was on when it sank. So Brady is extremely puzzled at the site. He soon remembered how J.T. and digger didn’t like the DiAngelos. When Brady went to school J.T. and Digger ignored Brady so Brady thought that they drilled a hole in the boat! So he asked J.T. who admits that Digger and him did do it but Digger made him do it. Brady goes to diggers house and asks him and he does admit it but Digger didn’t want anyone to know or else. He also brought up a second degree murder charges degree murder charges because Brady thought of it kidding around of course and he didn’t know they would do it… Brady thinks long and hard whether he should tell someone or not. He did and brought J.T. and Digger to court. J.T. and Digger pleaded guilty of charged and the judge let Brady go on the 2nd degree murder charge for going to court even though he would go to jail for that. So that’s the story of The Red Kayak.
Welcome to Authspot, the spot for creative writing.
Read some stories and poems, and be sure to subscribe to our feed!