Author: Elle Casey
Release Date: January 1, 2012
If you liked The Breakfast Club and The Swiss Family Robinson, you'll love WRECKED! An ill-fated Caribbean cruise and four teenagers: a nerd, a jock, a mouse, and a beauty queen…an island, a treehouse, some nefarious interlopers…life and death…fear and loathing…love and laughter. Follow Jonathan, Kevin, Candi and Sarah as they find their typical high school lives and their worlds totally WRECKED.
I’m not sure sure how to begin this review and remain professional… so I’ll just be honest. I FUDGING loved this book! (SOOO SOOO MUCH!) It was fantastic! =) I’m so glad that I read it and THANK YOU Elle for sending it to me. It was so good, I can’t even wrap my head around how much I loved it.
This is totally not relevant to the review, but in the story one of the girls has the same name as her mother and I loved that because I have the same name as MY mother! I had never seen that before in a book, so it definitely made me smile.
Moving on, I loved what the story was about before I even began to read it. It reminded me of the Titanic, if the story was about four teenagers. Once I started reading it I couldn’t put it down. I was so fascinated by what was happening. The main characters, Sarah and Kevin Peterson and Candi and Jonathan Buckley, were amazing. I loved how Sarah and Kevin were the stereotypical popular kids and Candi and Jonathan were the exact opposite. This made the story that much more fun when they began getting to know each other.
The book was full of excitement, seriously. I was completely engrossed in it, especially when they ended up on the deserted island (which they named Peanut Island). I wasn’t sure how it would go from there, because how were they going to survive? Well, THEY DID GREAT on the island. I was totally impressed by their skills and the crazy things that they did to stay alive.
I was also very impressed with the quality of the writing, every detail was so vivid! I could clearly picture what was going on in the story and put myself in their place. I can’t recommend this enough… go read it!!!