Gr 6 Up-Step aside Karana (Island of the Blue Dolphins)-teen fiction has a new castaway heroine. Robie loves traveling from the Midway Atoll where she lives with her parents, both researchers, to visit her aunt in Honolulu. She's taken the trip by cargo plane many times by herself, but when a storm hits mid-flight, Robie has to bail out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. With the storm still pouring water over them, the plane's copilot, Max, inflates the emergency raft and drags Robie to safety. On the raft with a man she doesn't know, over hundreds of miles of ocean, her problems really begin. Survival means patching up the leaking raft, staying hydrated, and avoiding the tiger shark that's following her. Eventually she must face the reality that rescue may not be coming. After days and days of torture on the open water, she washes up on the beach of an uninhabited island. Is this island her salvation or her final resting place? Fast-paced and intense, Robie's story has a tight grip on readers up to the very last page. What will stick with them are the choices Robie makes amid her grim reality and her determination to stay alive. There is nothing like losing everything to make you appreciate what you have, like parents who love you and clean drinking water. This book will satisfy anyone who likes a good survival story.-Richelle Roth, Boone County Public Library, KYα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
…readers who pass this novel around will have lots of fun debating exactly what saves her [Robie] in the end. (BCCB)
This book will satisfy anyone who likes a good survival story. (School Library Journal)
A compelling survival adventure. (Kirkus)
...an old-fashioned adventure story. (Horn Book)
I I read this book to help my 13-year-old grandson and I enjoyed it immensely. Very well written for all ages.Published 3 days ago by Carol Funk
This book was amazing and deserves a 5 star rating. The story definitely tugs on your heartstrings . It has a mixture of emotions and I loved it.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
Dislike, boring book, hard to understand. 👎 I did not enjoy this book at all. I would not recommend it. 👎👎👎Published 22 days ago by Bethany Dole
The Raft by SA Bodeen was a book of cliches. Though I say this, it was descriptive and there were some well written parts.
I read the book the raft and I thought it was a very good book. I really love survival books and this one is at the top of the list. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jessica C.
I liked the twists and turns. Also the story really makes you visualize everything that is written. You have to read this bookPublished 1 month ago by Bernard Guerrettaz
I liked this book bc there was lots of drama. This story was heart melting. You should read it it's a great book!😊Published 1 month ago by Naydu Nosse