Secrets and survival in the Amazon
Emily Duran is the sole survivor of a plane crash that left her and her teenage friends stranded and alone in the jungles of the Amazon. Lost and losing hope, they struggle against the elements, and each other. With their familiar pecking order no longer in place, a new order emerges, filled with power struggles, betrayals, secrets and lies. Emily must explain why she’s the last left alive.
But can she carry the burden of the past?
Discover the gripping new adventure novel that explores who we are when no one is watching, and how far we’ll go in order to survive.
I wasn’t sure at the start, the first introduction to the characters felt like a cliched made for TV movie, but stick with it!
Based around the aftermath of a school trip that ended in a plane crash, this is a story of teenage survival in the ultimate hostile environment. To say that this plot builds and twists is an understatement, some points this rollercoaster moved so fast, I found myself flicking back to check I hadn’t accidentally missed a chapter or two!
As it developed I found the characters fascinating, Lord of the Flies meets John Green (and that is high praise indeed from a huge YA fiction fan) I felt that this novel was has a brilliant mix of intrigue, suspense, escapism and black humour.
A definite must read.
Reviewed by Jessica
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