Author: Scott Westerfeld
Recommended for: 5rd – 8th
Pages: 241 pages
Call Number/Link: J FICTION WESTERFELD, S.
Summary: When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expecting to see nothing but ice and snow. Instead they find themselves lost in a strange jungle with no way to get home and little hope of rescue. Food is running out. Water is scarce. And the jungle is full of threats unlike anything the survivors have ever seen before — from razor-beaked shredder birds to carnivorous vines and much, much worse. With danger at every turn, these eight kids must learn to work together to survive. But cliques and rivalries threaten to tear them apart. And not everyone will make it out of the jungle alive.
My Thoughts: This is another series like 39 Clues and Spirit Animals that Scholastic is putting out. There will be a different author for each book in the series as well as an online game. This being the first book it was laying the ground work and getting you to know the characters a little. I am definitely intrigued as to what is going to happen next. I would have liked to get to know more about all the survivors. There is some details about background information on a few of the characters, but some are still an unknown. I am hoping that as the series goes on we will get more information. I feel kids that liked 39 Clues and Spirit Animals will enjoy this series.