A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor
• August 22, 2017 • Dial Books (Penguin)
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We sat at the edge of the ocean—my sister Henri and I—inches apart but not touching at all. We’d been so sure someone would find us by now.
Emma had always orbited Henri, her fierce, magnetic queen bee of an older sister, and the two had always been best friends. Until something happened that wrecked them.
I’d trusted Henri more than I’d trusted myself. Wherever she told me to go, I’d follow.
Then the unthinkable occurs—a watery nightmare off the dazzling coast. The girls wash up on shore, stranded. Their only companion is Alex, a troubled boy agonizing over his own secrets. Trapped in this gorgeous hell, Emma and Alex fall together as Emma and Henri fall catastrophically apart.
For the first time, I was afraid we’d die on this shore.
To find their way home, the sisters must find their way back to each other. But there’s no map for this—or anything. Can they survive the unearthing of the past and the upheaval of the present?
I received this book for free from Penguin for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
First sentence: “We sat at the edge of the ocean—my sister, Henri, and I—inches apart but not touching at all. “
Nothing like being stranded on an island that test relationships and reveal certain truths.
On vacation in Puerto Rico, Emma and her sister Henri get shipwrecked on an island with a boy they had just met. They have to rely on each other to survive, but do they?
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