Wednesday, 2 March 2016

The Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks, and Kathy Hepinstall

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
The Lifeboat Clique
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Some people might say that Denver had a death wish. Why else would she have dared to sneak into a Malibu beach party where she’d be surrounded by enemies, namely including her ex-BFF Abigail?

Oh yeah. Croix. Denver never thought in a million years he’d ask her out, but who was she to question this miracle of fate? Well, that wasn’t the only surprise fate had in store.

During the party a tsunami hit the coast of California, wiping out everything in its path. Denver and a handful of others escaped death by holding onto the roof of the house and were swept out to sea. Of course, one of her fellow castaways was none other than Abigail, who could barely stand the sight of her.

Now that she’s floating in the ocean, stuck on a small boat with the most popular kids in school and waiting to be rescued, Denver wonders what might kill her first-dehydration, sunstroke, or the girl she used to think of as a sister?

A hilariously dark and twisted story that sparkles with a remarkably fresh voice, The Lifeboat Clique is Kathy Park’s irreverent yet insightful novel about how to survive in the most unthinkable circumstances.

The Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

The Lifeboat Clique “I, Denver Reynolds, would survive.”

This was a good survival story, about a bunch of kids swept away by a tsunami.

Denver was quite a strong character, and it was pretty handy that she knew some stuff about survival, I wouldn’t have coped as well as she did, and neither would the other characters. The other characters in this were mean-girls, and I felt quite sorry for Denver in the way she got stuck with them.

The storyline in this was about 5 teenagers washed away during a tsunami off the coast of LA, and their subsequent fight to survive. We also got a bit of a mystery going on about the reason why Denver and Abigail were no longer friends, which made things a bit more interesting.
There was a little bit of romance, but only a little bit.

The ending to this was pretty good, and it was interesting to see who would survive.

6.5 out of 10

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