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A Map for Wrecked Girls

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A Map for Wrecked Girls

A MAP FOR WRECKED GIRLS is a story about two sisters named Emma and Henri and a boy named Alex who get stranded on an island together with a small amount of resources. The sisters, who used to be so close, are drifting farther and farther apart while Emma and Alex are growing closer and closer together. Emma used to look up to Henri as a role model but she is realizing and seeing Henri’s true colors. Emma used to trust Henri with her life but that changes when they get stranded on this island. They need to work together to get off this island or else they may never survive. But that may be harder than they expect. They are going to have to face the reality of things and what haunts their pasts.

"This book is perfect if you do not know what sort of genre you are in the mood for. It gives you a taste of everything so you finish the book satisfied."

The book starts off and you do not really understand what is happening. The author keeps the first couple of chapters vague but that is what I found so intriguing about the story in the first place. It kept me wanting to read until I had finished the book and of course by the end I wanted more. I did not know what to expect from this book but those are the best kinds of books, in my opinion.

Being stranded on an island is definitely a plot that has been used before but Jessica Taylor takes that idea to a whole other level with the characters and their emotions and just the general vibe of the story is definitely a reason to pick up this book.

This book was a mix of everything I love and appreciate in a novel. There was action, adventure and romance. You do not expect all of these diverse genres in one book but I really appreciated that. There was also some scary scenes which I loved. I absolutely love the book trope of being stranded on an island. Just when you think you could not get enough out of this book it keeps on surprising you.

My only problem with this book was Henri. She just rubbed me the wrong way and I know that that is all a part of her character but her stubbornness annoyed me and the way she would bully the other characters was not my favorite thing.

This book is perfect if you do not know what sort of genre you are in the mood for. It gives you a taste of everything so you finish the book satisfied. This is also a good summer read! Since most of the story is set outside on an island, the perfect place, in my opinion, would be to read this book outside in the sun! This book is also perfect for all ages. I am definitely going to recommend this book to everyone I meet because I am sure everyone would like it!!

Reviewed by Abigail D., Teen Board Member on June 28, 2018

A Map for Wrecked Girls
by Jessica Taylor