Basically, I felt the entire plot is thrown off by the fact that this trip/hike that these high-school-age-teens go on was a little hard to swallow. I mean…a hike in the mountains with overnight stays and only one teacher goes along…yeah, I don't think so. This teacher was so clueless that he lets girls and boys sleep in the same tent, by themselves. Not to mention the blatant pot smoking and drinking that is done by these teens…it didn't seem like they were trying to hide it at all.
A tale of survival more than a mystery, with less than likable characters, who are only capable of mostly horrible decisions and a sketchy plot filled with so many odd little intricacies that I was left feeling puzzled. And yet, I was somehow still compelled to keep listening despite all these issues. Go figure.
~MY RATING~3/5 STARS - GRADE=C
~BREAKDOWN OF RATINGS~
Main Characters~ 3/5
Secondary Characters~ 2.5/5
The Feels~ 3.2/5
Theme or Tone~ 2.5/5
Flow (Writing Style)~ 4/5
Backdrop (World Building)~ 4.2/5
Ending~ 3.5/5 Cliffhanger~ I guess not…
Book Cover~ I guess it's what drew me in…
Narration~ It's easy to like MacLeod Andrews, his voice is very palatable
Setting~ The Mountains in Northern California
Source~ Audiobook (Library)