A compelling, thrilling, and quite saddening survival story about five teens who went to sea at night and then found themselves suddenly trapped in the ocean fighting for their lives. It is very well-written and the backstory of the two main characters, best friends Matt and John, is also very affecting and somehow quite parallel to the suffering they’re enduring on the boat for so many days.
It’s like watching a movie with that constant feeling of worry and suspense over which of the five teens will break down or fall first and how it will happen. The psychological aspect is depicted very well and I thought the pacing of the plot is perfect. It’s a short read actually which I think is smart because stories like this when dragged unnecessarily tend to be dull. Definitely a recommended YA survival story. I do not find a lot of those so I’m glad I came across this novel.