I went into this book thinking it was going to be a lifetime movie throwaway. While Lifetime would probably salivate over this one, I was pleasantly surprised by the story as a whole.
It’s a castaway story with a little before, but mostly during and aftermath kind of stuff. We follow two individuals who have endured a harrowing plane crash and Gilligan’s Island scenario, and switch between their now and events on the island.
Bleeker did a great job of writing…life. She didn’t allow her characters to take the easy way out of things and I believed the emotions and reactions of her characters. What’s even more is how she handled their lives afterward. She writes about their struggles and how they deal (or not deal) with them.
But her ending, it was satisfying. I was just touched by the story and was invested in it the entire time. There really isn’t much more to say about it. A great book.