Probst, Jeff A Stranded 192 pgs. Puffin, 2013. $6.29. Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.
Vanessa, Buzz, Carter, and Jane are a new step family. Their parents decide that to help them bond, they will send them on a boat trip together. The kids take to the open seas with two adult crew members sailing the boat. When a storm separates them from their hosts, the kids find themselves on a deserted island alone! Will they be able to set aside their differences and survive?
ARG! This book is the first in a series, which was really aggravating! I thought this was a pretty fun book and I think students will be intrigued by kids their own age in this adventurous situation. This book will span 2-4 grade nicely and the cover art will be a big draw as well. The character are well developed and fun. I will eagerly snag the next book.
EL, Elementary – ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.