Matt and John’s friendship goes back a long way. It’s complicated but you don’t learn why at first. John has Matt’s back, always, even if he grumbles endlessly about it. But when Matt races off with the beautiful Driana to make sure a girl they don’t know doesn’t get herself killed while wind-surfing in the dark, John’s worst fears take form.
When their engine conks out far from shore and hours turn into days, hope of being rescued fades. JoJo, the windsurfing girl’s boyfriend, brings mental baggage with him that causes all sorts of tension and so the drama plays out.
Adrift’s tagline tells you everything and nothing: “Five of us went out on the water that night. None of us came back whole and not all of us came back.”
Unputdownable. A perfect summer read.
Author: Paul Griffin
Publisher: Text Publishing, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: July 2015
For ages: 14+
Type: Young Adult Fiction