Friday, June 8, 2012


The Raft


Title: The Raft



Author: S.A. Bodeen



Publisher: Feiwel & Friends 



Publication Date: August 21st 2012 



Cover: 4/5


Goodreads:
Robie is an experienced traveler. She’s taken the flight from Honolulu to the Midway Atoll, a group of Pacific islands where her parents live, many times. When she has to get to Midway in a hurry after a visit with her aunt in Hawaii, she gets on the next cargo flight at the last minute. She knows the pilot, but on this flight, there’s a new co-pilot named Max. All systems are go until a storm hits during the flight. The only passenger, Robie doesn’t panic until the engine suddenly cuts out and Max shouts at her to put on a life jacket. They are over miles of Pacific Ocean. She sees Max struggle with a raft. 

And then . . . she’s in the water. Fighting for her life. Max pulls her onto the raft, and that’s when the real terror begins. They have no water. Their only food is a bag of Skittles. There are sharks. There is an island. But there’s no sign of help on the way.

Review:
Lucky. It's what Robie Mitchell is considered but she doesn't feel very lucky when she finds herself living a nightmare, stranded in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on a flimsy raft!  With an unconscious co-pilot her only company, and a bag of Skittles for food! 

While visiting Aunt Jillian, unexpectedly she's called away, Robie makes the choice to go home. The cargo plane that she catches has a weight limit but Robie didn't get that memo. The plane starts to go down Robie and Max are the only ones that got out alive.

Robie was a little whiny. The characters in this book are very sleepy, there's a lot of sleeping in this book, lol.

I really like survival stories like this. The story moved fast, maybe a little too fast, rushed a little. 

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The end of the book was a little confusing for me, I kept asking myself "Was Max really there or had she gone crazy and imaged he was?" 

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Thank you to Feiwel & Friends and NetGalley! 



4/5 Stars

2 comments:

Ali @ Ginger-read said...

Ooh, this one sounds pretty intriguing!! Thanks for sharing it :)

Sarah S said...

You'r welcome, thank you for taking the time out to check out to comment! (=

 

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