Friday, June 8, 2012

The Raft

Title: The Raft

Author: S.A. Bodeen

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends 

Publication Date: August 21st 2012 

Cover: 4/5

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.

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. 

    If you have not read the book, please don't read the following! I posted it in white font, please highlight it to read. :)

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


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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