Stranded by Melinda Braun is a fast-paced and suspenseful tale of adventure and survival. None of the four teen-agers--Oscar, Isaac, Chloe, and Emma--know much about survival, although Oscar does have a copy of Hatchet in his backpack. And they don't all get along either, which adds to the drama of their situation. Life-and-death situations like this always bring out the best, and the worst, in people, which is why I'm such a sucker for these kinds of books. I like trying to figure out what I would do in similar situations. Could I make fire? Find food? Build a shelter? Stay alive? And I also wonder if my own will to survive would negatively affect the way I interact with others; I hope it wouldn't, but you never know how you'll react in extreme situations until you're in the middle of them. It's fun to think about...especially from the comforts of my living room couch. I ended up liking this book a lot.
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