Since I loved "The Compound" and have had trouble keeping it on the shelves at school, I was really interested in what Bodeen would do with a story that is basically, about a girl who survives a plane crash and ends up on a raft all by herself.
Can't spoil things by revealing what kept this from being a really boring story, but I will tell you there's a few things I didn't anticipate. I'm glad I purchased The Raft because those students who love to read works by the same author will not be disappointed by the writing since it is a very similar style to Bodeen's first book. The plot isn't as gripping, but the writing is just as enjoyable.
Middle School former Teacher Librarian - then MYP math and science. Update... VERY recently retired! Still adjusting that I'm not just on summer vacation!!!
Just didn't enjoy it as much as Shadow and Bone. I just felt like the author was really trying a bit too hard to draw this story out. I was able to put it down several times and I couldn't put Shadow and Bone down so there's the differen...
The Grisha triology is a fantasy series that I really enjoyed. I reread the last book because I thought I wasn't remembering something. I'm a bit confused because I've started King of Scars and Nikolai isn't as I remembered. Don't want...
by Tahereh Mafi
I’m not usually someone who enjoys a story that is predominantly about the attraction between two people BUT I did like this one. The setting is one year after 9/11 and 16 year old Shirin, an American born Muslim whose family moves freq...
I love a good mystery, and although I correctly guessed the murderer in the first chapter, I still thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns.