BY JESSICA TAYLOR
SYNOPSIS FROM AUTHORS WEBSITE⇣
We sat at the edge of the ocean—my sister Henri and I—inches apart but not touching at all. We'd been so sure someone would find us by now.
Emma had always orbited Henri, her fierce, magnetic queen bee of an older sister, and the two had always been best friends. Until something happened that wrecked them.
I'd trusted Henri more than I'd trusted myself. Wherever she told me to go, I'd follow.
Then the unthinkable occurs—a watery nightmare off the dazzling coast. The girls wash up on shore, stranded. Their only companion is Alex, a troubled boy agonizing over his own secrets. Trapped in this gorgeous hell, Emma and Alex fall together as Emma and Henri fall catastrophically apart.
For the first time, I was afraid we'd die on this shore.
To find their way home, the sisters must find their way back to each other. But there’s no map for this—or anything. Can they survive the unearthing of the past and the upheaval of the present?
⤏ SISTERLY LOVE/HATE
⤏ I LISTENED ON LIBBY THROUGH MY LIBRARY
I enjoyed the survival on the deserted island aspect of the story more so than the flashbacks of teenage drama. However, since the flashbacks are necessary to explain why things played out as they did on the island, they were also an integral part of the story.
Overall, it was a good-ish kind of story in the three-ish range of star ratings with a boost from the easy-to-listen-to voice of Shannon McManus.