The Raft

The Raft

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Robie is an experienced traveler. She's taken the flight from Honolulu to the Midway Atoll, a group of Pacific islands where her parents live, many times. When she has to get to Midway in a hurry after a visit with her aunt in Hawaii, she gets on the next cargo flight at the last minute. She knows the pilot, but on this flight, there's a new co-pilot named Max. All systems are go until a storm hits during the flight. The only passenger, Robie doesn't panic until the engine suddenly cuts out and Max shouts at her to put on a life jacket. They are over miles of Pacific Ocean. She sees Max struggle with a raft.

And then . . . she's in the water. Fighting for her life. Max pulls her onto the raft, and that's when the real terror begins. They have no water. Their only food is a bag of Skittles. There are sharks. There is an island. But there's no sign of help on the way.
The Raft is a thrilling novel of survival from award-winning author S.A. Bodeen.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 231 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 18mm | 220g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 125002739X
  • 9781250027399
  • 60,644

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..".readers who pass this novel around will have lots of fun debating exactly what saves her [Robie] in the end." --BCCB

"This book will satisfy anyone who likes a good survival story." --School Library Journal

"A compelling survival adventure." --Kirkus

..".an old-fashioned adventure story." --Horn Book
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About S A Bodeen

S. A. Bodeen's first novel, The Compound, earned her a "Flying Start" from PW and was chosen by YALSA as a Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. She lives in Oregon with her family.
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Rating details

10,448 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 31% (3,193)
4 31% (3,277)
3 25% (2,620)
2 10% (995)
1 3% (363)
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