The Raft – S.J. Bodeen

Robie has been raised on the isolated island of Midway by her scientist parents.  She is visiting her aunt in Hawaii who has to suddenly leave town on business.  Robie decides to get on the supply plane back to Midway and in the rush and confusion, she is not listed on the plane manifest.  A storm downs the plane in the ocean where copilot Max throws Robie into the ocean then drags her into the raft.  The pilot does not survive.  Robie’s raft drifts for days while she struggles with survival and her sanity.  Sprinkled with factoids about the islands and plenty of warnings about tiger sharks, this quick read is a good survival story. 

NetGalley review    Publication 8.21.12

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