Book Review: A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor

29359948A Map for Wrecked Girls
Author: Jessica Taylor
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary
Released: August 15th 2017
Review Source: Dial Books

We sat at the edge of the ocean—my sister Henri and I—inches apart but not touching at all. We'd been so sure someone would find us by now.

Emma had always orbited Henri, her fierce, magnetic queen bee of an older sister, and the two had always been best friends. Until something happened that wrecked them.

I'd trusted Henri more than I'd trusted myself. Wherever she told me to go, I'd follow.

Then the unthinkable occurs—a watery nightmare off the dazzling coast. The girls wash up on shore, stranded. Their only companion is Alex, a troubled boy agonizing over his own secrets. Trapped in this gorgeous hell, Emma and Alex fall together as Emma and Henri fall catastrophically apart.

For the first time, I was afraid we'd die on this shore.

To find their way home, the sisters must find their way back to each other. But there’s no map for this—or anything. Can they survive the unearthing of the past and the upheaval of the present? 

A Map For Wrecked Girls is told in the past and present. I'm not really a fan of those, I don't like the back and forth but for this novel I happily enjoyed finding out about things that happened in the past.

First of all A Map For Wrecked Girls is everything I'm afraid of happening to me, getting on a boat and getting stranded. This is what happens to Em and her sister and Alex. Their boat malfunctions and they swim to an island, From then on they have to rely on each other and try their best to survive. Surviving isn't always easy especially if their at odds with each other but it was interesting to read about the dynamics between these three characters.

I won't say much about this book because I feel like you need to read it to enjoy it just as much as I did and to understand why Henry and Em have a rocky past and how and IF they survive this island.

Jessica Taylor debut novel is like a thriller movie, you don't know if anyone will survive, you're holding your breath waiting to see what happens next and then some secrets and comic relief are thrown in and by the time it's nightfall you're wondering how you finished this book so fast. I definitely recommend this book and I hope you buy it asap.

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds so intense! I like books that have split perspectives/timelines, and I like survival stories... and sister stories. Sounds like a match made in heaven! Thanks for the review.


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