Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wish List Wednesday - Number Sixty-Six

So I came across this book on Goodreads a few days ago and it immediately caught my attention. Aside from the amazing cover, the summary made me just want to read it as soon as possible.
The Raft
Written by: S.A. Bodeen
Released: August 12, 2012 by Feiwel & Friends
Summary: Robie, 16, lives with her family on the Midway atoll, a group of islands in the middle of the Pacific. Her parents are scientists; it’s an isolated life. Robie enjoys visiting her aunt in Hawaii – she gets back and forth on a cargo plane that brings supplies to Midway.
During a visit, her aunt is called to the mainland for a work emergency, leaving Robie to get home on her own. On her flight back to Midway the cargo plane hits nasty weather, and goes down. It’s just Robie, the pilot, and Max, a co-pilot she’s never met till this flight, on board. Robie is pulled aboard a raft by Max, who is injured and slipping in and out of consciousness. They have a bag of candy and very little water between them. When they finally reach an island that seems abandoned, Robie hopes they’ll be found quickly. But she’s not sure she was even on the flight manifest. Her parents must be looking for her…aren’t they?
In THE RAFT, S.A. Bodeen creates a hair-raising suspense story that will have readers agonizing over the same question as Robie -- how long can they survive?
It seems a little like Sharks and Boys (which I read and reviewed earlier this year) with a little Lord of the Flies. I really need to know if they survive and if a romance blooms. Is it weird if I immediately want a romance to be there?

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