Monday, March 7, 2016

MONDAY REVIEWS - THE SKELETON TREE BY IAIN LAWRENCE

Hello everyone!

I am back again with another Monday Reviews! This week, I am reviewing The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence. Thanks to Penguin Random House for sending me a copy of this book for review! All opinions are my own.


Wow! I was not expecting this book to be what it was.

I knew the basic premise, two kids, shipwrecked in Alaska. What I didn't know was how incredible this book would be.

This book is written so well that I felt like I was right alongside them. I was terrified, creeped out and hopeful all at the same time.

So much more than just a survival story, this book will make you look at life a little differently. Chris's father, who has just passed away was not the man Chris thought he was, and, as it turns out, neither is Frank, the other boy he is stranded with. This book makes you cherish what you have, because you could just as easily be thrown into the middle of nowhere with nothing.

This book was raw, gripping and terrifying. The whole concept of the skeleton tree freaked me out a little bit.

I felt every emotion throughout this book, fear, anxiety, but also hope that they would be rescued and happiness for the connection the boys forged.

Overall, a terrific story for anyone looking for a story about being stuck in the middle of nowhere or just a unique, moving read.