From the author of The Disaster Days comes a thrilling survival story, and lost in the woods children’s book, about two former best friends who must work together to stay alive after getting lost in a remote national forest.
Jocelyn and Alex have always been best friends… until they aren’t. Jocelyn’s not sure what happened, but she hopes the annual joint-family vacation in the isolated north woods will be the perfect spot to rekindle their friendship.
But Alex still isn’t herself when they get to the cabin. And Jocelyn reaches a breaking point during a rafting trip that goes horribly wrong. When the girls’ tube tears it leaves them stranded and alone. And before they know it, the two are hopelessly lost.
Wearing swimsuits and water shoes and with only the contents of their wet backpack, the girls face threats from the elements. And as they spend days and nights lost in the wilderness, they’ll have to overcome their fractured friendship to make it out of the woods alive.
I’m on a survival/lost in woods kick this year, so I just had to read this story of two friends coming to terms with their break up while lost in the woods. This is a great story, and I enjoyed the flashbacks to events that caused the break-up, but I was left a little unsatisfied by the ending.
Strangely, I liked both Joselyn and Alex when the POV switched to them, but when they were talking about each other, I found them extremely annoying. So when the story was focused on Jocelyn, Alex seemed very self centred and make-up obsessed, but when the story focused on Alex, I could see she was just growing up, and I found Jocelyn to be bratty and childish.
Overall, this story is great, however I felt like the ending wrapped up too quickly and considering what the girls went through, I was quite surprised that they seemed to spend no more than a day in hospital before leaving and continuing as normal. The friendship drama was wrapped up well though!