The Raft

The Raft

Paperback - 2013
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Robbie's last-minute flight to the Midway Atoll proves to be a nightmare when the plane goes down in shark-infested waters. Fighting for her life, the co-pilot Max pulls her onto the raft, and that's when the real terror begins.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2013, c2012
ISBN: 9780545540360
Characteristics: 231 pages ;,19 cm.

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mvkramer Nov 28, 2015

What made me stop reading this book? Was it the unlikeably dumb female lead? Was it the bland and repetitive narration? Maybe it was both. I've never been stranded on a life raft in the middle of the ocean, thank God, but I like to think I'd be a bit smarter about it. Like - not just discounting the instructions in the f***ing survival manual out of hand because somehow you're smarter than it is?! Good grief, this girl!!

kirstd31 Sep 09, 2015

Short and fast read. You have to find out what happens to the main character. I did get frustrated during the story when she did not do some simple things to help herself survive.

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jensarver
Nov 26, 2014

This is a book you can't put down once you start reading! I definitely reccomend it!!

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orange_flamingo_17
Jul 31, 2014

This book has a really great story. I was scared for the characters, and I felt like I was actually in it. Altogether, this was a fantastic book!

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texasbooks
Feb 15, 2014

I really liked this book alot. It was about courage and stamia to survive beiing stranded on a raft in the ocean.
plan to check out the compound and the fallout by the same author

SPL_Childrens Jul 26, 2013

In this intensely compelling story, 15-year-old Robie is returning home on a small cargo plane which goes down over the Pacific Ocean during an unexpected storm. After being pulled onto a small life raft by the only other survivor, Max, the two are in desperate straits. Max has suffered a serious concussion and isn’t always conscious. They have no drinking water, no food except a bag of Skittles, and there is no land anywhere in sight. What they do have is a flimsy, leaking raft and a dangerous tiger shark which is following them.

Robie and Max hold very little hope of being rescued. Because Robie hadn’t told anyone of her last-minute change of plans, no one knows that she was on the cargo flight. No one will be looking for her, and even if they did, how would they find her? Robie and Max are in the middle of nowhere.

This is an excellent survival story. The well-developed plot, with its unexpected twist, will keep a tight grip on readers right to the bittersweet conclusion of the story. Robie is a likeable, resourceful and realistic protagonist who, understandably, makes some mistakes. In the end, she is saved as much by her own mental strength as by the circumstances that finally, after many days, lead to her rescue.

ARIELA CHRISTIANI Jul 13, 2013

this book soul have a million comments

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BethW429
Apr 07, 2013

SO GREAT! COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!

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SPL_Childrens Jul 26, 2013

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 15

violet_panda_813 May 29, 2013

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Vista05
Aug 21, 2017

I thought this book was amazing and I really like the author. I do wish the chapters were a bit longer and the ending was super different than what I though it would be.

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