From Tanya Guerrero, the author of All You Knead Is Love and How to Make Friends with the Sea, comes Adrift, an upper middle grade contemporary story of survival and grief about two biracial Filipino cousins whose resilience is tested when one of them is lost at sea.
Cousins Coral and Isa are so close that they're practically siblings; their mothers are sisters, and the two girls grew up on the same small island. When Coral and her parents leave on a months-long sea voyage amid the islands of Indonesia, Isa is devastated that they'll be kept apart, and the two vow to write to each other no matter what.
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Guerrero adroitly unfolds this tale of grief and triumph by showing a visceral story of determination alongside the effects a tragedy has on the people left behind. This is a stirring page-turner that will move readers to appreciate the people in their lives. --Booklist, STARRED REVIEWA pulse-pounding story of survival and friendship. It's not easy being shipwrecked... but worrying and waiting at home is no picnic either. If you like survival stories, you're going to love this book! --Nick Courage, author of Storm Blown and Snow Struck Adrift isn't just an exciting survival story about a girl trying to survive alone on an island. It's a layered, emotional adventure about a child's fortitude, the power of family, and the soul's unstoppable will to return to those we love most. --Dusti Bowling, bestselling and award-winning author of Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus Hatchet meets The Thing About Jellyfish in this riveting literary page-turner about survival, friendship, grief and hope. Readers will love this classic in the making. --April Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Girl, Stolen and Two Truths and a Lie This is an insightful and heartfelt book that balances a strong representation of Filipino culture with a heartfelt message about how it is okay to not be okay. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB)