𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓔𝔁𝓹𝓵𝓸𝓻𝓮𝓻- (𝓚𝓪𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓲𝓷𝓮 𝓡𝓾𝓷𝓭𝓮𝓵𝓵)- 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀
I will start off by saying that I really enjoyed this book. It was a light read ( and not in a Hermione way) and the text was quite bigger. Nevertheless, it was a good book. The story is based in the 1900’s and all of the characters are children (who don’t know each other, except for the two who are siblings).
It starts where all of the children who are about to take a flight from their home to a country on the other side of the Amazon Jungle. But, when the pilot has a coughing fit, and cuts the engine, the children have to fight for their lives to make it out of the jungle alive, (oh and spoiler alert, the pilot dies). It’s when the children start finding clues that the odds of getting out seem thicker.
First of all, the illustrations in this book are really nice. The book isn’t filled with them, but the cover and the start of all chapters include little drawings of plants and wildlife from the Amazon. I actually think an illustrated version would be a good idea to make.
The writing itself is also very good. It is descriptive and gives a good in-depth explanation of what the children are doing. Personally (spoiler alert), my favorite part of the book I when they find a baby sloth and call it Lila. She remains their pet for the remainder of the book and for some reason that makes me really happy. I think it was the way the author described the sloth and now I want one. Badly.
This book is suitable for people around 10-11+, but if you want a more challenging read, try something different. Even though it wasn’t recommended for my age group, it was nice to take a break and read this.
I highly recommend this book.
Published- August, 2017 by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.
Author- Katherine Rundell