16 June 2012

Early Review The Raft by S.A. Bodeen

The Raft by S.A. Bodeen
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Publication Date: August 21, 2012
Number of Pages: 231
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

S.A. Bodeen totally and completely captured me in The Raft. My eyes were glued to the page and they didn’t come off until a few minutes ago when I finished the book, and even then I wanted there to be more. The Raft was about a 15 year old girl named Robie who is visiting her aunt AJ in Honolulu. When suddenly AJ has to go off on business and she leaves Robie to fend for herself (she leaves her a babysitter but at the last minute the babysitter drops out and Robie doesn’t tell her aunt no spoiler this happened in the beginning) Anyways something bad happens and Robie decides she want’s to go home so she get’s to the airport and talks to Jimmy the pilot who she’s known her whole life and he lets her on the plane to get home. Unfortunately when the plane is about an hour away from home it loses the engine and it goes down. Once again Robie ends up having to fend for herself again basically…

I’ve never read anything like this before and like I said I was so in love with this book! I’ve seen TV shows about plane crashes like this (Lost which she actually talks about in the book) but I’ve never read anything about it so I can truthfully say any plane crashing books are going to be very appealing to me know so you can all thank Bodeen for that!

Robie was unlike any other she was definitely a girl at times but at others she was strong and could handle everything on her own even though she didn’t think she could. She had to deal with dehydration, starvation, the pain of an infection from her recently pierced nose. After surviving on her raft for a few days she finally washes up on shore, but this doesn’t make anything better except that she’s on stable land.

There was one other character we meet in the book and his name is Alex. He was the co-pilot on the ship and he survived the crash with Robie but he was asleep most of the time because of a head injury from the crash. But anyways in parts during the book he tells Robie about his life in little pieces and then he falls back asleep abruptly. That was one of my favorite parts in the book because it took away from the “OMG is she going to survive?!?!” and made it into a little bit of a relaxing moment.

Anyways I give this book 5 out of 5 stars for the balancing amount of Dramatics and relaxing moments! Sometimes that can be hard but Bodeen nailed it! I can’t wait to read more of her books in the future.

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  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this one. I was a bit meh about it. Robie kind of annoyed me and I didn't like the whole Alex thing. I think it was supposed to be shocking but it was just kind of boring. I also was hoping for a little romance in the book. I do like survivor and stuck on an island type of books. I loved On The Island and I think I was just hoping for something just as good but this wasn't quite what I was looking for. On The Island is adult but well worth the read. That nose ring infection things was gross! lol

  2. Great review, thanks for participating on the tour.

  3. The cover is definitely something :) I've seen at least five bad reviews of this in the past fifteen minutes, so I've been thinking of taking this one off my wishlist. But I'm glad you enjoyed it. Like Jennifer, I love those survivor stuck on an islad kind of books.

    Great review!

    Skyway Avenue Reads

  4. I haven't read any reviews of this one as of yet - so glad to hear that you liked it so much!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

  5. This sounds like a great read! Have you read Life of Pi? A boy is left on raft with a few wild animals as the result of a boat accident. You might enjoy it if you liked this one.


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