A classic for kids and adults
This is an outstanding novel about children surviving in the Amazon jungle after a plane crash – an instant classic for both parents and children. Not horror, nor dystopia, it is a tale of four children finding their identities as they grapple together with survival. The characters are all brilliantly drawn, and the jungle comes to life under her pen. Her writing is extraordinary – clear, with real emotion and flashes of brilliant poetry.
I thoroughly enjoyed all of it, though it was this quote that moved me most as a writer:
“Every human on this earth is an explorer. Exploring is nothing more than the paying of attention, writ large. Attention. That’s what the world asks of you. If you pay ferocious attention to the world, you will be as safe as it is possible to be.”
Highly recommended for kids and adults alike. (NB – for kids, it contains 4 swear words but not the f- word).