In class we have reading a marathon of her own. This story is based of on true events. Sophia the main character, her mum and her little brother Constantino are heading to Australia from Crete. There dad (which they call baba) left 2 years ago to go find work because of poverty and the depression. Sophia, her mum and constantino are boarding the Cyrenia. There are going to be 800 people on the one ship. On the way Sophia meets a young woman called Crissy(her left her job as a teacher) she also met Maritsa and her mother. This book is set in the 1955-1956. Sophia dream is to run the marathon for grease in the Olympics.