The Raft by S.A. Bodeen
Expected publication date: August 21st, 2012
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.
You guys. This book sounds so. friggin'. good! I haven't read that many survival stories and this one sounds right up my alley. It sounds like it's going to be a big struggle, alone out in the ocean somewhere near an island. Survival.. It's going to be hard when you only have a bag of Skittles. August is so far away.. What am I going to do with myself while I wait for this one?