This book is a compelling story of survival. Unfortunately the author uses too many details and information where the tragic feeling of the story is lost in the average teenage reader. Overall, I enjoyed this story, but I found it difficult to read. I am hesitant to recommend this book. If you think you can get through the inordinate amount of details, you may enjoy this true story of survival. I think this story could have been better told in way less pages.
-Reviewed by Logan, grade 9.