When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expecting to see nothing but ice and snow. Instead they find themselves lost in a strange jungle with no way to get home and little hope of rescue.
Food is running out. Water is scarce. And the jungle is full of threats unlike anything the survivors have ever seen before -- from razor-beaked shredder birds to carnivorous vines and much, much worse.
With danger at every turn, these eight kids must learn to work together to survive. But cliques and rivalries threaten to tear them apart. And not everyone will make it out of the jungle alive.
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The eight survivors must rely on each other and their knowledge if they're going to survive long enough to be rescued. There are abnormal dangers in the jungle like Shredder birds and hungry vines. Things become even more complicated and confusing when they discover a device that allows them to turn off gravity. They start to wonder if the plane crash was an accident or on purpose. They also need to focus on the necessities of survival like water and food, but it won't be easy for them.
I love how there are facts throughout the book as the eight survivors lend their knowledge to solve problems. For example, birds don't have tastebuds. I also like how everyone looks at their situation from a survival perspective and that everyone is willing to take on tasks. Each character is important in their own way and I'm looking forward to checking out the second installment to hopefully see some questions answered.
Final Verdict: I would recommend this to fans of adventure, science fiction, and survival situations.