Reviews by Tag: survival

Teen Review
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild

By Jon Krakauer
3
Rated by
Aubrie C.
Apr 7, 2022

The book begins with the finding of Chris McCandless’ body by Alaskan hunters. Chris McCandless changed his name after college and traveled to Alaska to start his journey. In Alaska he gets rid of all materialistic things such as money. He goes to Alaska to explore and be present with nature. The book gets accounts from the people he met while in Alaska and his family back home. The book poses a debate about if he was suicidal going on his journey to Alaska or not.

Teen Review
Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Lord of the Flies

By William Golding
3
Rated by
Aubrie C.
Apr 5, 2022

The book opens up with a boy in a school uniform on a desert, named Ralph. We soon realize that he is not the only boy stranded in this desert. Their plane crashed and they are the survivors. Ralph and another boy that goes by the name Piggy, fight over leadership. Piggy believes that the group will be stranded for a while so they need to get supplies but Ralph believes that the group needs to find all survivors that are in the desert. The group votes for Ralph and he establishes a form of government that lets the boys do what they want and to enjoy the time without adults.

Teen Review
Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Lord of the Flies

By William Golding
3
Rated by
Grace K.
Apr 4, 2022

Lord of the Flies by William Golding is about of a group of young boys who end up on a deserted island due to a plane crash, and the book explains how they all act after leaving the structure and normalcy of society back home. Golding critiques human psychology and the ideas of how humans operate when survival is on the line. Although the novel can be a drag at some points, the actions of the boys and the thought processes that occur allow for great discussion and thoughts about human behavior.

Teen Review
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns

By Khaled Hosseini
5
Rated by
Rhea S.
Mar 12, 2022

Khaled Hosseini's historical fiction novel A Thousand Splendid Suns tells the story of two Afghan women, belonging to different generations, from the early 1960s through the early 2000s. Both women are born in different circumstances as Mariam is the illegitimate daughter of a rich man and Laila is the daughter of a teacher. Mariam is forced to marry a shoemaker from Kabul when she is fifteen and Laila's life is turned upside down when her parents are killed.

Teen Review
The Canyon's Edge by Dusti Bowling

The Canyon's Edge

By Dusti Bowling
3
Rated by
Shreya A.
Dec 3, 2021

The Canyon’s Edge is a kind of boring and an emotional realistic fiction novel by Dusti Bowling. This book is about a girl named Elenor. Ever since the shooting that killed her mom, she and her dad have isolated themselves from the world. After a year Elenor and her dad go to a canyon where no one goes. Elenor’s dad feels a canyon flood and pushes Elenor to safety, but he gets carried away by it, now Elenor has to find and rescue her dad.

Teen Review
Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis

Be Not Far From Me

By Mindy McGinnis
2
Rated by
Shreya A.
Nov 29, 2021

Be Not Far from Me is an adventurous and kind of boring thriller novel by Mindy McGinnis. This book is about a girl named Ashely, she and her friends go hiking in the Smokies. Her boyfriend Duke cheats on her with his ex-girlfriend. When Ashley sees this, she is shocked and runs in the opposite direction of the camp. She gets lost and eventually finds her way back. When she’s found, there are tons of reporters that want to interview her.

Teen Review
The Martian

The Martian

4
Rated by
Marrick N.
Nov 17, 2021

Matt Damon plays Mark Watney in Ridley Scott’s science fiction film, The Martian, made in 2015. Mark is abandoned on Mars after a big storm comes through the crew’s camp. His fellow astronauts including Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain) and Chris Beck (Sebastian Stan), escape Mars safely, but leave him behind after coming to the conclusion that he had died due to debris. Mark makes contact with the crew and with NASA back on Earth and communicates with them to try and get him off the barren planet.

Teen Review
The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman

The Bridge Home

By Padma Venkatraman
5
Rated by
David M.
Oct 21, 2021

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman is a devastatingly realistic look into the life of a homeless child. It tells a realistic story of abuse and homelessness, and yet also is a story of hope. The book is set in India, and follows the two main characters, young girls named Viji and Rukku as they run away from their abusive household and live alone on the streets. They meet other characters and try to survive the harsh life.

Teen Review
Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver

Wolf Brother

By Michelle Paver
4
Rated by
Annika S.
Oct 21, 2021

Twelve-year-old Torak’s life is suddenly turned upside down when a bear attack suddenly leaves Torak without his father. Now, Torak is faced with completing the oath that he promised his father he would complete: To find a mountain that nobody has ever found, to solve a riddle that nobody has ever solved, and to kill the bear that killed his father. Luckily, Torak has a guide, in the form of a wolf cub. Together, Torak and Wolf travel together, avoiding enemies, collecting pieces of the riddle, and finding a way to make it to the mountain.

Teen Review
Dune by Frank Herbert

Dune

By Frank Herbert
5
Rated by
Zach D.
Oct 21, 2021

The story of Dune begins with Paul Atriedes, son of the Duke Leto. Leto is assigned to govern over the hostile desert world of Arrakis, the only source of melange. This “spice” is highly coveted, as consumption of it can cause, most notably, heightened mental abilities and limited foresight. However, the Duke’s acclimation of the planet was planned so that the Atriedes family might be left vulnerable. Paul must learn to navigate the new worlds of Arrakis and interplanetary politics, or his family will not survive.

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