The Raft

The Raft 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

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 systemsRobie 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 and she sees him struggle with a raft.And thene 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.

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The Raft

  1. Also writes as Stephanie Stuve Bodeen.Stephanie is the award winning author of the Elizabeti s Doll series of picture books, as well as several others Her young adult novels include the award winning The Compound and The Raft, and her next YA The Detour releases October 2015 The first two volumes of her middle grade series, Shipwreck Island and Lost, are available now.

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  1. NO NO NOBAD BAD BADPUNCH PUNCH PUNCHspoiler alert this book is not very goodseriously, i am not the one to come to for one star book reviews i rarely give a book one star so you know when i hate a book, i HAAAATE a book and i hated this one with every part of me that there isis book has the most infuriating protagonist that i have ever encountered, ever ever s a quick nature lesson from the book the young albatross touched down in the water when they got tired some of them didn t understand they [...]

  2. This book is going to be difficult to review because I am in two minds.On one hand, I like that it wasn t POW POW POW SO EXCITING OMG OMG LOOKING EVERYTHING THAT IS HAPPENING AND OH MY GOD IS THAT A POLAR BEAR Ms Bodeen showed the monotony of being stranded on a raft Thankfully, I have never been in a plane crash and the closest I ve ever been to being stranded on a raft is when my brother once stole the paddles of the dinghy and pushed me into the middle of a swimming pool But I imagine that it [...]

  3. The Raft was such a fast read I was gobbling up the book and finished it in one sitting While I was on a 7 hour airplane ride Now I only mentioned where I read this book because The Raft is about an airplane ride gone wrong The airplane crashes and the main protagonist ends up having to survive using only a raft and Max So imagine how my nerves were every time we hit turbulence my stomach would drop down to my feet However I believe that actually made me enjoy the book even Robie always takes f [...]

  4. WARNING THIS MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS BUT ONLY TO GET MY POINT ACROSSOk, When I say this book is bad It s a TRUE understatement The whole book, plot and everything seems SO FORCED The reason why she s too scared to stay in Honolulu FORCED AND NOT PRACTICAL No random homeless guy is going to pull on your hair and NO ONE is going to say anything before he s too close for comfort PLUS Some homeless guy isn t gonna scare you to the point that you just wanna go home Just an act of poor planning I ne [...]

  5. I don t know what is interestingis book OR the fact that this is the second book in a row that I have read about survival after a plane crash I worry it might be the latter I m not quite sure how this happened except to say that I have been looking for fast paced, easy reads lately and I m kind of known for putting books on hold with abandon Anyway, two survival books in a row and I found neither to be particularly memorable I can t see myself recommending either book but they were both decent [...]

  6. 4 5 Stars Summary Have you ever thought about what you would do it your plane went down in the middle of the ocean Well this gives us a pretty good idea Robie is on her way back to Midway Atoll from Honolulu and visiting her aunt The trip is a bit unplanned but she s flown a lot so no need to worry Right Dislikes I would have liked a bit set up in the beginning and possibly a bit meat to the book in general.Likes The plot twist Seriously did not see that coming at all and was shocked It almost [...]

  7. Right away I related to Robie in this story I too remember being home alone with my over active imagination, completely freaking myself out at night It is no wonder she left the island early to go home instead of spending another scary night all by herself, I would have done the same thing.Of course I would hope that I would have at least told someone where I was going, a note maybe Something And then the worst happens Something that everyone fears and thinks about as they board a plane to take [...]

  8. Ugh Someone s been watching far too many Tom Hanks movies And I don t just mean me I ll try to review this soon, but how do you even review the dullest book ever

  9. 2.5 stars This review originally appeared on Clear Eyes, Full Shelves I am desperately seeking a kick ass survival book If I hear that a book involves lifeboats and or being marooned on a island, I am all over it.As a result, I had high hopes for S.A Bodeen s young adult survival novel, The Raft Unfortunately, like the other survival story I read this year, The Lifeboat, The Raft didn t live up to my very high expectations With that said, I think there s an audience that will enjoy this lost at [...]

  10. Bullet Review This actually wasn t half bad Sure I think it was better done in Life of Pi , but I finished it on a 4 hour flight so hey, that s awesome Full Review Robie is staying with her Aunt AJ when AJ needs to leave for a consulting gig what she consults, I never really knew She was going to stay by herself, but a near miss with Random Dude in Honolulu scares her off and she heads home to the Midway Islands where her parents, research scientists, are staying But she slips on the plane witho [...]

  11. This was a fast moving book It was full of tension and twists I got through it in a few hours not only because it had a great pace, but because I was fixated on the story, needing to know how it ended.Fifteen year old Robie lives with her parents on a small island in Hawaii There s dodgy internet, only three channels on the TV, and nothing for a girl to do Her only saving grace is her cool, single aunt who lives on the main land, and Robie can go and stay there whenever But when a lack of commun [...]

  12. An amazing book from start to finish, I loved it So many emotions of fear, uncertainty, guilt, etc flowing through the reader What I enjoyed most about this book is the great plot line of being out on sea, ALL ALONE No food, no water, no cell phone, no ONE And the worst part, the thought that you could possibly die a slow death if no one finds you I admit that, that thought right there makes me shiver I think I d go crazy or worse kill myself so that I don t have to do it slowly How Robie manged [...]

  13. I ve been feeling in the mood for a survival novel for a long time, so when I spotted The Raft in the bookstore, I was ecstatic It promised everything I wanted in a book right then sharks, a plane crash, and a raft Even though I finished this book yesterday, I really can t remember much about it, which only happens when a book just doesn t do it for me or when I m incredibly tired Since I d just come back rested from my holidays, I gather it was the former For me The Raft was a lightning quick r [...]

  14. It was really good I m very impressed It s just AWFUL what Robie went through I know she s a fictional character, but I really admire her with everything she went through after that plane crash.

  15. Find my reviews on Blogger Reviews by Bookish Sarah 4.5 starsThat Raft is the story of 15 year old Robie She lives with her parents on Midway Atoll in the Hawaiian Islands An island where the phones internet can go down for days at a time, there are only 3 channels on cable, everyone knows everyone and Robie is the only teenager on the entire little island So, Robie visits her aunt in Honolulu as much as she can The Raft opens up to one of these visits.Robie is disappointed when her aunt gets ca [...]

  16. The Raft Review Imagine being by yourself as a child, no one to play with or talk to except the animals on the beach and in the trees Living on Midway island, Robie a 15 year old girl grew up that way No one except her parent and a bunch of crazy, old scientists to talk to In my mind not the people I would want to have a conversation with Robie enjoys living on Midway though There is lots of things she learns, being that her parents are biologists Robie loves going to the beach on the island the [...]

  17. this book was amazing way better than i expected wow that plot twist and that ending definitely one of my favorite booksThe survival aspect in this book was outstanding it was high stakes and it was amazing i was rooting for Robie the whole time and i really liked her character she was smart and resourceful this book is perfect for those who love survival stories i was never bored i was completely enthralled the whole time the plot twist took this from a 4 stars to a 5 stars that plot twist shoc [...]

  18. Originally reviewed on The Book SmugglersFifteen year old Robie has always been told that she is lucky she s lucky that she gets to live on the Midway Atoll with her National Geographic photographer and scientist parents, lucky she does not have to go to regular school or do regular homework, lucky that she gets the experience of growing up in a beautiful, idyllic secluded tropical island locale But Robie hasn t really felt lucky she sees life on Midway as a great experience, but she s over a th [...]

  19. I gave this book 5 stars.Plot Summery What could be worse Robie, a teenage girl from islands near Hawaii, always asked herself ths question when somehig bad was about to happen so she knew what was going to happen wasn t that bad, but after living through a plane crash in salty shark infested water she now knows what can be worse, because she undured the worst The plane is about to go down as Max, the plane s co pilot, pushes Robie out into the waters below and then jumps in himself She is under [...]

  20. Let me start out by saying that I have read two other books by S.A Bodeen THE COMPOUND 5 Glasses and THE GARDENER 4 Glasses and really enjoyed them Both of them were Sci Fi so I was a little surprised when I saw THE RAFT was written by her as well Obviously, you can tell by the ratings that I liked her Sci Fi much better.I do want to give S.A Bodeen a big high five for writing STAND ALONE novels Those are so hard to come by in today s trilogies and series.Robie is staying in Honolulu with her Au [...]

  21. This book has a lot of things I m terrified of Sharks, being stranded, plane crashes, being alone in the middle of nowhere, being on a raft in the middle of the ocean Seriously, makes my skin crawl, especially those sharks This was not a smart book to be reading while taking a bath.But, it was soo good This author is a wham bam thank you mam writer He also wrote , which I loved He writes really fast paced, adventure books that still somehow manage to grab your interest and make you care about hi [...]

  22. If you ve read other survival at sea novels and expect similar girl versus shark thrills from The Raft, you re going to be disappointed There are moments of horror owing to what lurks beneath the choppy sea extending around fifteen year old Robie s small yellow raft as far as the eye can see, but this story is psychological than physical, about having the mental fiber to not fall apart under conditions that could turn anyone permanently batty How do you cope with the next twenty four hours when [...]

  23. Judging the Book by its Cover Raft, looks for lack of a better word ense The girl on the cover looks like everything in life that could possibly go wrong, has gone wrong The raft is holding her lifeless looking body up In fact, she looks like she s desperately holding on to that last string of life We re wondering What the heck, why isn t she swimming More specifically, where s that stereotyped, hot lifeguard that saves the damsel in distress Ahhh, that s like it See All she needed was a bit of [...]

  24. Inhalt Niemand wei , dass sie in dem Absturzflugzeug war.Niemand wird kommen, um sie zu suchen Und in dem Moment wurde mir klar, dass mir niemand sagen konnte, was schlimmer war Weil es nicht schlimmer werden konnte Ich war allein In einem Rettungsflo Mitten auf dem Meer Robie st rzt mit einem Flugzeug ber dem Pazifik ab Max, der Co Pilot, rettet sie in ein aufblasbares Rettungsflo dann stirbt er Robie muss ihn ber Bord werfen und treibt tagelang auf dem Meer Allein Gnadenlos den Naturgewalten a [...]

  25. I gave this 3 stars because that simply says I liked it well, like a 3.5 because I did like it First off, I m a big fan of flying I love the idea of flying so I m really not afraid of getting on a plane and enjoying it not only that, I also, call me sick , love reading about crashes and I m a hugeLostandLife of Pifan so the idea of a plane crash or trying to survive at the ocean is definitely a story I d be than willing to read so when I saw The Raftit was a must read for me.What I liked about [...]

  26. The Raft is a young adult novel by S.A Bodeen The protagonist is a fifteen year old girl named Robey who is marooned at sea after a plane crash This book was a very quick but satisfying read The book opens with Robie asking the guy who s about to pierce her nose Can you tell me something worse She points at the needle Something that is worse than that This idea is turned on its head when she s met with one of the worst things that could ever happen to a person a plane crash and being stranded in [...]

  27. I read this because my 12 year old daughter read it She said she liked it and mentioned being happily surprised at one of the twists in the plot What I liked was how real aspects of Robie sounded She s a young 15, very unaware and thinks she s worldly than she is I also found her attempts to rebel as realistic to her age and life experiences I also liked how she froze when there was serious plane trouble and ended up not putting her life vest on I ve read other reviews calling her stupid for th [...]

  28. Robie Mitchell has travelled thousands of times from Midway to Honolulu, she has nothing to worry about until this one timeI was at my Aunts house in Honolulu eating McDonald s and having some Starbucks watching television My Aunt had to go on a business trip leaving me all alone I decided to go on the flight back to Midway without telling her though.I m finally on the plane, with the two pilots, the pilot and co pilot He s new, I look at his name tag, Max I must have fallen asleep on the plane [...]

  29. Robie is in a difficult situation, she s stuck on a raft, alone I can t say she was alone forever though, there was Max Until she threw him overboard.Robie is a 15 year old girl, visiting her aunt in Honolulu when her aunt leaves for a sudden business trip, Robie is alone When Robie decides she s had enough of being by herself, she hops on a cargo flight back to Midway her home On her way back to Midway, the plane plummeted into the ocean and Robie makes it into the emergency raft with the co pi [...]

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