Damselfly

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Author(s): Chandra Prasad
Original Publish Date: Mar 27, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.93 hours)
Product Number: Z100138367
Released: Mar 27, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781338279795
Narrator/s: Soneela Nankani
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Description

In the wake of crash-landing on a deserted tropical island, a group of private-school teens must rely on their wits and one another to survive. Having just survived a plane crash, Samantha Mishra finds herself isolated and injured in the thick of the jungle. She has no idea where she is or where anybody else is -- she doesn't even know if anybody else is alive. Once Sam connects with her best friend, Mel, and they locate the others, they set up camp and hope for rescue. But as the days pass, the survivors, all teammates on the Drake Rosemont fencing team, realize that they're on their own -- with the exception of a mysterious presence who taunts and threatens them. When their initial attempts to escape the island fail, the teens find they need to survive more than the jungle . . . they need to survive each other. This taut novel, with a setting evocative of Lord of the Flies, is by turns cinematic and intimate, and always thought-provoking.

Professional reviews

"When a plane carrying the students of Drake Rosemont Preparatory Academy crashes on a remote island in the Pacific, teen Samantha and her classmates must work together to survive. Narrator Soneela Nankani's dramatic tone will keep listeners on edge as Samantha navigates the evolving social dynamics as the students try to establish order out of chaos. Nankani uses distinct voices that perfectly reflect the young people's individual personalities as they learn about their new home and try to communicate to the outside world in hopes of being rescued. Listeners will be drawn into a story of perseverance that explores good and evil as they emerge in desperate times. M.D. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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