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A fast-paced young adult novel about four very different teens lost at sea with no one to count on but themselves.
Matt and John are best friends, working-class guys trying to earn some money in Montauk for the summer. When they meet Driana, JoJo, and Stef, three friends who live a much different life of priviledge, Matt and John find themselves in a sticky situation where temptation rivals sensability.
Worlds collide when the group ventures out to sea aboard a small boat that Stef sneaks out from her dad's dock. As the waves rise and the fragil vessel weakens, things go horribly wrong. Adrift at sea for days, who will have what it takes to survive?
About the Author
Paul Griffin is a teacher and a devoted helper of at-risk and special-needs teens. He works with organisations like Behind the Book and Literacy for Incarcerated Teens, focusing on helping young men and women tell their stories. He is the author of four novels for young adults, including Ten Mile River, Stay With Me and Burning Blue. Paul lives in Manhattan.
'Burning Blue masters the difficult sub-genre of the psychological thriller.' * Weekend Australian * 'Griffin gracefully answers and solves mysteries, leaving us with hope and a smile without making things falsely shiny and bright.' * New York Times * `This fast-paced survival adventure makes an excellent crucible for Griffin's examination of class.' * Kirkus * `A terrifying survival story in which past traumas are as visceral and intense as present circumstances.' * STARRED Review, Publishers Weekly * `Highly recommended as a good dramatic narrative for both genders...This is daunting drama and powerful writing.' * ReadPlus * `Really, really gripping.' * Once Upon a Bookish Time * 'The storyline has a dangerous undercurrent of unpredictability and I loved every moment...superbly written...the thriller aspect is pure perfection.' * Diva Booknerd * '[Adrift] really delves into how the mind would handle an indefinite time at sea with no food. That is interesting. And terrifying...A psychologically intriguing survival story.' * Paper Fury * `Getting into the minds of people who are so desperate to survive was very interesting, and often chilling at times...I recommend Adrift to people looking for something quick and thrilling to read.' * Readers in Wonderland * `Griffin pulls no punches...An exciting read.' * Reading Time * `Fast-paced...completely believable. And to be honest, you really are hanging on to the last moments to find out how it ends. I imagine this will appeal to young readers of both genders.' * Booksellers New Zealand *
ISBN: 9781925240160 ISBN-10: 1925240169 Audience:
For Ages: 12 - 15 years old Format:
Number Of Pages: 240 Published: 29th July 2015 Publisher: Text Publishing Co Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.7
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1