Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Lost in the River of Grass by Ginny Rorby





This was amazing story about survival, featuring two teens that find themselves stranded in the Everglades....

...Now, can Sarah, this city girl and Andy, a local boy, survive all alone in the wilderness? With predators at every turn, and practically  no water or food?

This was an incredible, nerve shattering reading experience. And if i didn't had to sleep, i would have read it non stop...

With a clear and engaging writing, the author makes us watch how these two people who barely know each other, will have to rely on one another to save themselves on a hostile environment.

This may be a story about survival, but the author approaches other issues. Like racial ones and how almost anything in this world goes round and round...

Sarah is an incredible young lady who is aware of that fact. For her, kindness, and doing the right thing are not a matter of the right moment, they just are. 

That's why she finds herself taking care of a baby duck (Teapot) while  trying to survive. This  feathered character, allows for some  "light"  moments, on a book fraught with danger at every step.
Thanks Isa, for the recommendation :)


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2 comments:

  1. Thank you, Susana. I'm so glad you enjoy the novel. It was based almost entirely on my husband's ill-fated trip to the Everglades with a girlfriend many, many years ago. The only change is now there are pythons by the thousands to contend with. Ginny Rorby

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  2. Hello,
    Thank you so much for commenting :)
    Yes, i really enjoyed the story! I must point my finger at Isa, who had already read it, and loved it and decided to surprise me with the hardback edition on my birthday (because i said and quote, regarding the paperback edition:"Is that a crocodile? Ugh!"lol)
    Ah, pythons by the thousands...*gulp* Lovely *cough*
    Yeah, i'm never going near the Everglades...but thank you for writing it ;)
    Hopefully if some teenage/adult girl/women..whatever... decides to take a trip on the Everglades with a cute boy/girl, first thing she'll do is check to see if the "boat" isn't ready to sink... o.O
    I also liked how the racial issue was dealt in the story. It gave it even more depth.

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