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A Highly Entertaining Novel, Jan. 2 2011
The cover of this book is so striking I immediately wondered if what was inside was as interesting. And I soon found out that it was. It is, indeed, a captivating novel -- a page-turner from the first page. Worthington has done an excellent job of bringing two fascinating people to life. His plot, his writing and his characterization are all first-rate. The story centers around a man (Stuart) and a young girl (Tania) who are marooned on a small island in the South China Sea. It begins with a plane crash hear the island, with Stuart and Tania being the only survivors, and it details their day-to-day struggle to survive and stay alive on the small island. They soon become very fond of one another, and Stuart feels guilty and is worried about what people will think when they are finally rescued (if indeed they are).
I found the book hard to put down and read it in two or three sittings.It ends with Stuart and Tania's rescue, but leaves you wondering what finally happens when they get back to England, and if their dreams come true. Maybe the answer will come in another novel. Highly recommended.