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  • Posted March 4, 2014

    This isn't the type of book that I normally read. In fact I was

    This isn't the type of book that I normally read. In fact I was about to get Aces High which I'm going to buy very soon. I read the sample along with this one and was just totally hooked in. I don't know if the sample chapters for Wrecked were just longer or what but I just had to see what was going to happen and how they ended up stranded. Normally I read pretty much any kind of fantasy, as long as it has the supernatural in it in one form or another I'll give it a try. Elle Casey is hands down my favorite author and having read some of her previous works I know that I can expect strong characters and a fun storyline and I wasn't disappointed. I really enjoyed Wrecked and was amazed at how the characters transformed before my eyes.

    I liked Jonathan and Candi from the get go but wasn't too sure about Sarah or Kevin. I thought Sarah was shallow and mean and didn't like how she was treating Candi but you quickly come to see who she truly is on the inside and why she acts the way she does. Kevin surprised me though. I thought he was just going to be a shallow jock who would bully and make fun of Jonathan the whole trip but he turned out to be a fun easy going kind of guy with a lot of depth. Sure he was shallow on the outside, dating all the same type of girls, not caring too much about them and just concentrating on his sport but deep down he's a good person who seems afraid of finding the "right one". You could tell early on that he was enjoying being around Candi and Jonathan and it was probably a nice change of pace from his normal life. All four of the kids grew and changed over the course of events in the book. It's like all four of them were perfect for each other. Sarah and Kevin became the people that they were always afraid to show others, Candi learned that she was not only smart but beautiful and courageous. Jonathan's "too much information" was a real asset for once and they all complimented each other nicely.

    This book is great for young adults of all ages. I'm nearly 40 but still have the soul of a teenager so I could totally relate to everything. I haven't grown up so much that I can't remember how awkward being a teenager is. Not being good around girls, or being popular enough, of never knowing the right thing to say and being jealous of those that in all truths I really wouldn't want to be like anyway. At one point or another in life I've pretty much felt like each of them do and at no time did I have to suspend my disbelief to understand where they were coming from. This book had it all: adventure, romance, action all wrapped in a great story. The end had me on the edge of my seat with worry hoping they would be ok and I'm looking forward to Reckless. Great job Mrs. Casey on making me love a book I normally wouldn't have read. I've been wanting to expand my tastes on books and the genres I read and this was a great place to start.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    Love it!

    Very entertaining - didn't want to put it down. Can't wait to read more of her books, even though they are young adult, they have kept this Nana coming back for more!

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  • Posted February 12, 2012

    A very fun read. Great for a cold winter weekend.

    A few tears and lots of laughs.

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  • Posted January 25, 2012

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    I'm not sure sure how to begin this review and remain professional... so I'll just be honest. I FUDGING loved this book! (SOOO SOOO MUCH!) It was fantastic! =) I'm so glad that I read it and THANK YOU Elle for sending it to me. It was so good, I can't even wrap my head around how much I loved it.

    I loved what the story was about before I even began to read it. It reminded me of the Titanic, if the story was about four teenagers. Once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. I was so fascinated by what was happening. The main characters, Sarah and Kevin Peterson and Candi and Jonathan Buckley, were amazing. I loved how Sarah and Kevin were the stereotypical popular kids and Candi and Jonathan were the exact opposite. This made the story that much more fun when they began getting to know each other.

    The book was full of excitement, seriously. I was completely engrossed in it, especially when they ended up on the deserted island (which they named Peanut Island). I wasn't sure how it would go from there, because how were they going to survive? Well, THEY DID GREAT on the island. I was totally impressed by their skills and the crazy things that they did to stay alive.

    I was also very impressed with the quality of the writing, every detail was so vivid! I could clearly picture what was going on in the story and put myself in their place. I can't recommend this enough... go read it!!!

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    Posted February 12, 2014

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