A Map for Wrecked Girls

A Map for Wrecked Girls

by Jessica Taylor

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ISBN-13: 9780735228115
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/15/2017
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 842,396
Product dimensions: 5.88(w) x 8.63(h) x 1.21(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Jessica Taylor adores atmospheric settings, dangerous girls, and characters who sneak out late at night. She lives in Northern California, not far from San Francisco, with a law degree she isn’t using, one dog, and many teetering towers of books.

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A Map for Wrecked Girls 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt the need to review this book because I thought it was well done. I felt like I was there on the island too. And I was sad to leave it and go back to reality. They left part of themselves on the island, but what choice did they have in leaving. It makes you realize how much we take for granted every day. And how our mind keeps us where we didn't think we wanted to be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this in a day. Fantastic, captivating story. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and diving into their relationships with each other. You will love this book!
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
I was really excited to get my hands on this novel. It was when I thought it might never end, I was dreading that I had started it. I thought the middle of the novel took forever and I was not pleased with how the novel ended. So, what did I like? I liked the idea of the three individuals being washed up on a mystery island. I liked the how the author revealed the mysteries that plagued my mind as I read this novel and I liked the characters when they were stranded upon the island. During this novel, the author switches between the present day to the character’s past many times and I thought she did an excellent job of this. I didn’t feel lost or out of sync with what was happening in each time period. As I read, I felt that Emma was too attached to her sister Henri. This relationship was toxic. Henri was a bitch and later, she wore a crown to proclaim this title just because…… she could. Henri had no right, in my world, to act the way that she did. She was extreme and I wanted to throw her back out to sea a few times just to calm my frustrations with her. As Emma babied her older sister, yes, I said older, it was finally on page 315 that I heard the words that I’ve been hoping to read. Emma stood on her own two feet, she had finally seen the light. As Emma comes to grips with reality, I wondered how long this would last. As the characters are stranded on the island, there was tension, frustration and anxiety as the days are checked off. No one seems to be coming to their rescue and the characters true colors were revealed. As the days add up, the characters begin to get comfortable in their surroundings and looking to the future began to have different perspectives. This is a novel that I am glad I finally got to read but I wish that a few things would have been different.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this down! The characters suck you in from the beginning I finished it sooner than I care to admit.
YAandWine More than 1 year ago
A Map for Wrecked Girls was the perfect balance of YA contemporary and adventure. I absolutely loved how Jessica Taylor switched up the timeline in this book, alternating between the present situation Emma and Henri find themselves in and their past mistakes, which ultimately lead to them finding themselves in such a dangerous and deadly situation. I feel like both the story of their past and the story of their present would have stood very well on its own, but in combination with one another, the result is one phenomenal novel. I adored both Emma and Henri's characters. They were flawed and not always likable; however, Taylor does a great job at showing the motivation behind their actions. They were ultimately both very relatable, and I was certainly rooting for each of them throughout the story. The setting of the island that girls find themselves stranded on is very well-done. It's beautiful and terrifying all at the same time, and it certainly doesn't make survival easy for the characters, throwing obstacle after obstacle at them. Watching them work through the various conflicts that arise from being on the island while simultaneously watching the events that unfolded over the preceding months had me absolutely captivated. It was so hard to put this book down between chapters, but I had to know either what happened in the past or what was happening in their present. While there were some great romantic moments in this story that I really enjoyed, I did find the love interests themselves to be a little lacking. While the girls were admittedly flawed characters as I mentioned, they were developed enough as to still be characters I wanted to see succeed. I wanted to see a bit more from the guys in this story to really get me rooting for them as well. This really was a fantastic read. I truly enjoyed it so much and highly recommend reading this one before the summer comes to its quickly-approaching end, because it is absolutely a perfect read for the season.
MarisaR More than 1 year ago
A MAP FOR WRECKED GIRLS is a story about sisters Emma and Henri when they get trapped on a deserted island off Puerto Rico along with Alex, a troubled boy with secrets of his own. I thoroughly enjoyed this riveting story and it hit so many wonderful notes for me. It was visceral, harrowing, swoony, full of secrets and layered family dynamics. Taylor never takes short cuts, continuing to throw obstacle after obstacle at her characters, in terrifying and believable ways, as they fight for survival. And then there was Henri. Tragic and flawed girls like Henri are my favorite kinds of characters to read. Additionally, the writing is wonderful. I highlighted so many lines where truth and beauty shined through in the words (particularly one about carnival goldfish in plastic baggies… you’ll see when you get there). For me, this was just the right book at just the right time, and I turned page after page in a rush of excitement to find out what would happen next.