Tuesday, September 12, 2017
YA Pick: A Map For Wrecked Girls (Guest Reviewer Oscar Porras)
by Jessica Taylor
"An exciting, high-stakes adventure." --School Library Journal
Guest Review by Oscar Porras, library media specialist, at Ysleta Middle School in El Paso, Texas. Follow Oscar on Twitter @oporras_LMS
A Map for Wrecked Girls is a gripping gem that YA readers will fall in love with. Emma narrates the story of her life both before and after she is shipwrecked with her sister Henri (Henrietta) and a boy named Alex who will change their lives.
Before the wreck, Henri and Emma live in San Francisco. Their father left the family to begin a new life with his girlfriend. The sisters' lives are upended and their relationship falls apart. They travel to Puerto Rico with their mother who is attending a conference there. The three teens are shipwrecked together and forced to survive the island and each other. The two sisters must confront their past as they struggle to see a future. This is a book of survival, growth, personal demons and forgiveness.
Readers who are drawn to romance, thrillers and survival stories will love A Map for Wrecked Girls.
Highly recommended for grade 9 and up.
FTC Required Disclaimer: I received the ARC from the publisher. I did not receive monetary compensation for this review.