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... show more
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. The Raft is a thrilling novel of survival from award-winning author S.A. Bodeen.
Publish date: May 28th 2013
Publisher: Square Fish
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Bullet Review:This actually wasn't half-bad. Sure I think it was better done in "Life of Pi", but I finished it on a 4-hour flight so hey, that's awesome!Full Review:Robie is staying with her Aunt "AJ" when AJ needs to leave for a "consulting" gig (what she consults, I never really knew). She was go...
Survival stories are one of my favorite genres, and I haven’t read one in years, so I knew that I needed this book as soon as I saw the cover.The narrator, Robie, is on a cargo flight from Hawaii to Midway Atoll when her plane crashes into the ocean. Robie and the co-pilot, Max, are the only survivo...
Robie leads a sheltered life; away from people her own age and away from television out on a group of islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with her parents. For a teen, that has to be hell or close to it, but Robie makes the best of it knowing that in a few years she will leave the islands an...
This book is filled with adventure and tension. The main character, Robie lives through the ordeal of the plane crash and then must find a way to survive on a raft in the middle of the ocean with almost no hope of rescue. I felt her pain and terror in that raft. It is well written and had some ve...