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  • Posted August 7, 2012

    Really good book!!!!

    I really loved reading this and it effects you on such an emotional level. A must read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Survive by Alex Morel, was a great book. I think that people sho

    Survive by Alex Morel, was a great book. I think that people should read this book because it was amazing and it did not bore me at any time. I was always on the edge of my seat thinking about what’s coming next. I agree with other posts when they say it’s a “must read” because it truly is. It is really suspenseful. The subject of this Novel was an airplane crash that brings people together. A group of people are on an airplane and it crashes in the snow. They are all cold and hungry. They then try to survive with what they have and there are a few tragedies that occur. It is in first person view. I like this point of view because I can see what she is thinking and what she feels and sees but I don’t like this because I don’t know how the other characters are thinking and feeling. My favorite character is Jane because she’s a hard working woman that always looks out for everyone else. I also really like Jane because in tough situations she always figured out what to do. I think that if I was in that situation, I wouldn’t be able to do what she did when helping peter and others because she was always there for them and she is the reason she survived. “Could this be heaven? Hell?” (Morel 253) is my favorite quote because it really shows how Jane survived a huge crash and now knows that she is safe and sound.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2013

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           Jane got my attention right away because I have had menta

           Jane got my attention right away because I have had mental health problems as well, and I am fascinated with reading this type book. I was intrigued at how someone could go from wanting to kill themselves to fighting tooth and nail to survive after a plane crash. I don't know how much has to do with control of when and how, or actually just having that near death experience that kicked her survival instinct in gear. 
           Her relationship and interactions with Paul are all meaningful and escalated because of the situation that they find themselves in. There is no time to be coy, hide things, or to really sort out emotions. They are faced with so many things that could end their life or the others' that they are feeling everything on multiply and then to the extreme. 
          Jane herself is witty and intense. It was definitely a unique experience being inside her head. I first didn't want to like her, but I ended up as she grew and learned to appreciate life. 

    Bottom Line: Survive is an action packed, emotional no holds barred kind of book that I did not look away from.

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  • Posted January 12, 2013

    great book

    great book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 2, 2012

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    Review: Survive

    I had high hopes for this one. It just sounded like it might have an edge and grittiness that other books don't have. It is about a suicidal teen and a plane crash after all. It wasn't all that I hoped for.

    I couldn't decide how to feel about Jane. I was expecting a deeply troubled girl with an extreme emotional state. But, I didn't get that at all. In fact, it seems like she blames her suicidal tendencies on family history. Mental illness like depression might have families links, but suicide does not I believe. Thankfully we skip right over that and find a girl who really has a desire to live. There are so many instances were she could take the easy way out, but she never does. I think it would take an extremely strong desire to live to get through the situation she's put in.

    I think the really strong point of this novel is Paul. He really seems to put Jane through the steps. He pushes her boundaries and makes her see things in a new light. She didn't need therapy, she needed someone like Paul (and maybe a life or death situation). I admired him for that considering he had troubles of his own.

    The actual survival part of this story was not as intense as I had imagined. Jane's does it with little more effort than the show Man vs. Wild. I really doubt that average person can do this. And who survives a plane crash while they are in the bathroom? There were just a few scenarios that I found not very believable.

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