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3.0 out of 5 stars
For being stranded on an island, things seem to work out so perfectly ..., Aug 8 2012
Picked this up because I heard about it on the subway. It's merely "OK" -- I have gotten through it. The writing is juvenile, and the only time the monologue rings slightly true is in the head of the teenage boy (maybe that style should be Ms. Garvis Graves literary focus going forward?)
The dialogue is ridiculous. "Please don't watch me bathe, T.J." "Ok, Anna"; "What's for dinner, T.J.?" "Fish, Anna."; "Is it raining, T.J.?" "It will stop soon, Anna." The characters' dialogue has no realistic flow. The characters use each other's names constantly. Who speaks like that? I like to get lost in a book as a little slice of something that could actually happen -- the writing style constantly was bringing be back to reality.
Overall -- if someone gives you this book in a swap -- and you have a spare afternoon, give it a go. But, IMO, don't spend your money on it.