The Raft

S. A. Bodeen

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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.

The Raft is a thrilling novel of survival from award-winning author S.A. Bodeen.

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The dude with the lime-green Mohawk and dark wooden plugs in his earlobes looked down at me, the long silver needle in his rubber-gloved hand pointed directly at my face.
“Wait.” I swallowed and gripped the arms of my chair.
Jutting out one hip, he rolled his eyes. “Do you want your nose pierced or not?”
“Yes, just … can you tell me something worse?” I pointed at the needle. “Something that is worse than that?”
He probably thought my request was insane, but that was how I coped with unpleasant things.

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Praise for The Raft

“Readers who pass this novel around will have lots of fun debating exactly what saves her [Robie] in the end.” —BCCB

“This book will satisfy anyone who likes a good survival story.” —School Library Journal

“A compelling survival adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews

 

“An old-fashioned adventure story.” —The Horn Book


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THE RAFT by S.A. Bodeen | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of THE RAFT . When her plane crashes, Robie's years of living with her researcher parents on Midway Island provide her with important knowledge.
- Kirkus Reviews

Children's Review: The Raft by S.A. Bodeen. Feiwel and Friends, $16.99 (240p) ISBN 978-0-312-65010-0
A simple airplane trip becomes a harrowing struggle for survival in this tense offering from Bodeen (The Gardener). Fifteen-year-old Robie is on her way home to Midway Island after vacationing in Hono
- Publishers Weekly


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S. A. Bodeen

S. A. Bodeen’s first novel, The Compound, earned her a “Flying Start” from PW and was chosen by YALSA as a Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. She lives in Oregon with her family.

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Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, IRA Young Adult Choices, , Iowa Teen Award Master List, Nebraska Golden Sower Award Master List, Oregon Spirit Award, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List, Tri-State Reviews Committee Books of Note - Master List

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May 2013
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ISBN: 9781250027399
ISBN10: 125002739X
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
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August 2012
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ISBN: 9780312650100
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