By: HM Waugh
Genre: YF - Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories
Published by: Rhiza Edge
Published: 30 Aug 2021
ISBN: 9781761110351


Sf Book Of The Month

Eva is far from home when everything goes wrong. And then it gets even worse. Her evacuation bus leaves her behind, stranded with classmates she barely knows. The chase is on. But South America is big, and the old rules are changing quickly.

This is the road trip Eva never knew she needed. This is the race for the last flight home.

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Eva is on the school trip of a lifetime to South America, until she finds herself caught up in a nightmare.

Eva, Mike and Odati are stranded. Their bus and their teacher have left, and they must fend for themselves.

The world is changing all around them and chaos is everywhere. The banking system has collapsed and the rules they used to play by have been thrown out the window. How are they going to survive? And will they get the last plane home?

This is a real journey of self discovery for all of them. Eva is struggling with being caught in this situation with people she hardly knows (or likes). Mike is struggling with an ongoing, secret drug issue that is causing problems for all of them. And they are all struggling as they deal with the difficult circumstances that they never thought they would find themselves in.

It is at times a harrowing and eye-opening story, as the things they thought were important suddenly are not. Trust becomes more important than ever, and past prejudices must be cast aside.

This is a wonderful, fast-paced story, told over the six days before the last flight out, that will be enjoyed by all secondary students.

Reviewed by Sam