Thursday, April 7, 2016

Adrift by Paul Griffin

Adrift is a realistic fiction book about being stranded in the ocean. The whole thing was started by a Klondike Bar. That simple, just selling slightly melted Klondike Bars on a hot day in Montauk. Well, selling the bar led to meeting Driana, which led to going to a party with the end result of brothers Matt and John getting stranded in sea with JoJo, Stef and Driana. 

On the boat, Matt and John discover that a tragic event that happened a long time ago still has harsh emotions and tensions rise. Huge mistakes can happen when you are tired and not thinking clearly. Not everyone comes back, and the ones that do are forever changed.

One aspect of Adrift that I really liked is that every couple of chapters there would be a little letter or email about the police trying to find them and their investigation, which I think was a really cool idea.

I also enjoyed the sequence of events. Everything that happened led to something else happening. That was helpful in keeping the story relevant and not going off topic, like some stories do. Another thing is that there were stories within the story. While in the boat, the feelings between Matt and John are shown through dialogue between the boys and Diana, which was helpful to understand without further narration.

I highly recommend that you read this book!

Title: Adrift
Author: Paul Griffin
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 240 pages
Series: No
Rating: 5 Stars

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