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  • Title: The Castaways
  • Author: Jessika Fleck
  • ISBN: 9781633759183
  • Page: 199
  • Format: ebook
  • The Castaway Carnival fun, mysterious, dangerous.Renowned for its infamous corn maze and the kids who go missing in it.When Olive runs into the maze, she wakes up on an isolated and undetectable island where a decades long war between two factions of rival teens is in full swing.Trapped, Olive must slowly attempt to win each of her new comrades hearts as Will their mystThe Castaway Carnival fun, mysterious, dangerous.Renowned for its infamous corn maze and the kids who go missing in it.When Olive runs into the maze, she wakes up on an isolated and undetectable island where a decades long war between two factions of rival teens is in full swing.Trapped, Olive must slowly attempt to win each of her new comrades hearts as Will their mysterious, stoically quiet, and handsome leader steals hers.Olive is only sure about one thing her troop consists of the good guys, and she ll do whatever it takes to help them win the war and get back home.
    The Castaways The Castaway Carnival fun mysterious dangerous Renowned for its infamous corn maze and the kids who go missing in it When Olive runs into the maze she wakes up on an isolated and undetectable islan

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    1. This book was actually pretty cool, if you can push aside the clich d lines, like how the mc can t decipher a look, and how the main guy has a crooked or once broken nose There is a trio of mean girls in the beginning that definitely put other bullies to shame They were rough Loved the side characters Especially Tilly and Bug The whole island situation is pretty cool The romance did happen a little fast, but it was still cute.Full review on my blog literarydust.wordpress 20

    2. Olive Maxi Gagmuehler lives everyday in fear of being tortured by a trio of mean girls at her school causing Olive to suffer from anxiety attacks Olive in a way blames her parents for her name that is just asking to be made fun of in her opinion But as much as Olive wants to avoid the torture of the trio she loves her little brother and promises to take him to the Castaway Carnival that is visiting town The Castaway Carnival however comes with it s own stories that would put fear into anyone Ove [...]

    3. Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review I had a bit of fun reading this I don t generally read a ton of YA fiction, but this was permissible for the most part The Castaways is sort of a cross between Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, with even elements of Carrie The idea was kind of neat and exciting children, from different decades, end up on The Island Each of them was running away from something, usually fear of another person, which has caused them t [...]

    4. Oooooooooooo I loved this All of it Everything It was so good The writing was so easy to read that I flew through this hardly putting it down long enough to pee The characters, the setting, the conflict, the development, the romance, the cover EVERYTHING was done so well It s going straight on my favorites list.Notes I ve added this to my abuse shelf because it contains intense bullying at the start No sex of any kind, just kissing

    5. I enjoyed this than I thought I would, but I think it helped that I went into it not knowing what it was about exactly I enjoyed the story behind the island, i like how the characters came from all different time eras and the one thing they all had in common was the fact that they were all running away from something.The one thing that was a bit of a let down was the romance, I didn t feel like it was really needed in this book, it was just sort of there maybe because it was a YA book and there [...]

    6. The Castaways First things first I received this book through NetGalley Summary The Castaway Carnival fun, mysterious, dangerous.Renowned for its infamous corn maze and the kids who go missing in it.When Olive runs into the maze, she wakes up on an isolated and undetectable island where a decades long war between two factions of rival teens is in full swing.Trapped, Olive must slowly attempt to win each of her new comrades hearts as Will their mysterious, stoically quiet, and handsome leader ste [...]

    7. Really beautiful writing amid a cinematic story with perfect pacing This book was a YA version of Lost, in all the best ways a mysterious island with a brain of its own, characters with compelling backstories, infighting among different factions of those who landed there under mysterious circumstances yep, I loved it

    8. What a great read Amazing imagery and character descriptions, who, by the way, are impossible to not fall in love with I loved every character and there was such much emotion and background behind each and every one Along with such a unique plot, this book was impossible to put down.

    9. Wow An imaginative, thrilling book The bullying in the beginning is soul searing the violence on the island shocking and riveting Olive is transformed through friendship and love and stands up for herself and others when it matters most Well done

    10. Castaways is an incredible YA fantasy that takes place on The Island Think The Lord of the Flies or The Maze Runner, although this book is a masterpiece in its own right Olive Maxi Gagmuehler has always hated her name she believes it is at the center of why she is bullied and represents everything terrible about her life Olive is horribly bullied by a trio of girls at her school with real violence One of the first scenes we witness is the trio holding her down on the bathroom floor while shoving [...]

    11. A gripping story that held me until the final page The concept is so unique and wonderful, and the writing is beautiful When Olive runs from a horrible bullying incident, she sprints through a cornfield and transports to The Island, where she discovers other kids from different times who are also trapped there with her What unfolds feels very much like the LORD OF THE FLIES Olive is such a great main character She starts out bullied and timid, but becomes strong by the end I loved the romance be [...]

    12. Oh my gosh, this book I m not sure what I expected, but it chewed up all my feelings and was so, so, so good I adored the characters and there are a lot of them, but they re so distinct and real, that I never found myself confused about who was who The pacing is perfect, and the romance between Olive and Will is probably my favorite part of the book I also really loved the theme of learning to love and accept yourself A fantastic, exciting, romantic read and get your tissues for the last few cha [...]

    13. What a fun and thrilling read Full of vivid island imagery and characters who will grab your heart, and a knockout concept, make this an absorbing read Kids tested to their limits and how they resolve conflicts and how cause and effect created their present situation They also learn about the gift of sacrifice Good stuff I was sure the characters were fully conscious Jessika s deft writing is lovely and at times poetic I look forward to reading the author s next work

    14. I was reading it and stopped when I was at 30ish% of the book onlh to find out when I could go back to it that I didn t want to In all that time I just hadn t warmed up to any character, and most of those on the island were similar between them I had enjoyed the book when they were on the institute, but even for me there were lots of things that didn t made sense and I tend to go with the book and not question things so kids keep disappearing on the corn maze but they don t close a peter panish [...]

    15. 4.5 StarsThe Castaways by Jessika Fleck caught me by surprise The blurb sounds amazing and I was ready to follow Olive Gagmuehler anywhere on her adventure I thought I was going to like it, but then in chapter three we meet her tormentors they were really cruel and I m really softhearted so I thought that I might be adding this to my DNF pile Luckily unluckily she escapes her bullies via corn maze and ends up on the island.This book should have been tagged as a Peter Pan retelling, because it se [...]

    16. This review was originally published on Spinatale Reviews.When I first started reading The Castaways, I wasn t sure what to expect A few hours later, I was turning the last page The Castaways is an absolute gem of a book and I loved it The story does begin with a very brutal, slightly difficult to read bullying scene We see Olive, the main character, both at home with her family and at school with her tormentors The juxtaposition really drives home how the bullying has affected every aspect of h [...]

    17. Loved this I really liked the concept and the lessons that the Castaways had to learn about themselves through their journeys The writing was easy to read and told a really great story The characters were all great and complex as well and there was great character growth throughout the story There were a few times where things seemed to come out of nowhere and I was a little confused as to how that solution was reached or what hints I had missed I also felt there wasn t really any closure betwee [...]

    18. Jessika Fleck created an addicting story that makes you dive full in and not come up for air until you re done reading the last page Whether you re young or young at heart there is something in the story or characters that everyone can find themselves investing in, can discover about themselves.Since bullying is such a hot button issue in American society right now it s no surprise Fleck would use this social crime as background for part of her story and as a setting for her character developmen [...]

    19. The Castaways is a harrowing tale of adventure, self discovery and romance in a mix of Lord of the Flies, Hunger Games, and The Maze Runner Olive Gagmuehler is running from bullies at the Castaway Carnival when she falls through some window and finds herself in tropical paradise Except for the escalating war between factions of teens And the coconut bombs And startlingly dangerous cliffs The teens are all from different eras, different countries, but all were running from something when they fou [...]

    20. Jessika Fleck s debut novel, The Castaways, is a fast paced, wholly original fantasy that reminded me of a YA Lost And I say that as a Lost super fan who never missed an episode Like the intriguing TV series, The Castaways follows two tribes stuck on a mysterious island, unsure how they got there and how or if they can ever return home Our heroine, Olive Maxi Gagmuelher, is fleeing a trio of Mean Girls style bullies when she somehow transports from a carnival corn maze to the island, where she m [...]

    21. Once I started it, this book was hard to put down Olive, in an effort to escape bullies, finds herself in a maze that takes her to a deserted island of other castaway teens There s rival groups and amazing characters who are as interesting as Olive The romance between Olive and Will, the leader of one group, is well developed and believable I really enjoyed reading this book There is definitely a Lord of the Flies element, and elements of Lost, but it really is its own thing The writing is excel [...]

    22. Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair reviewWow I can t even express how epic this book was I couldn t put it down and read it from cover to cover in 24 hours The Castaways pulls you in from the moment you open the cover when you realize that the main character, Olive is being bullied at school Through the rest of the book, all I could think about was how Olive was going to get off the island alive and would William go with her At the end, all I wanted to do was scream at Willia [...]

    23. I absolutely loved this book I was sucked into the story and felt each high and low of the characters It s a book that everyone can identify with, especially young adults who are finding their own sense of worth I was fortunate enough to receive and early copy, and I can t wait to buy a copy for my friends

    24. This story has such a fantastic premise run from the bullyd get sucked onto a mysterious island with no means of getting home again Oh and there s a war and bombs and cute boys I really enjoyed this book It s a standalone and the resolution is really clever It s a little big Lord of the Flies and a little bit Peter Pan but really a unique story all its own

    25. A gripping fantasy adventure story with a strong cast of characters and a unique concept Really enjoyed it.

    26. We go out and settle on large boulders in the sun It beats down on us like a tiny peace of heaven in all this chaos and confusion, orphan stories, and names53 5 5Confession time I haven t read The Lord of the Flies, that supposedly is the inspiration behind The Castaways I tried to once, when I was twelve, and it was incredibly boring so I put it down and went back to reading the Narnia Chronicles What I can tell you is that The Castaways is firmly a young adult novel, full of action, violence, [...]

    27. Olive has been the victim of bullying for a years now and it s all because of her name, Olive Maxi Gagmuehler She s been tormented by the same three girls, year after year When her little brother talks her into taking him to the Castaway Carnival she reluctantly agrees but refuses to take him into the corn maze There s something up with the maze because kids tend to go missing when they go in there and there s never any trace as to what happened to them However, when Olive s tormentors show up, [...]

    28. Thank you to Entangled Teen and Netgalley for a copy of this eARC in exchange for a fair review.Olive s life is pretty miserable mostly due to her name Which has led her to be tormented for six years by the trio Olive makes plans to try and get back at them by meeting her friend at the Castaway Carnival However, when her friend is late she is chased into the maze by one of the trio As she is running away she finds a tunnel and hurries through it But she isn t in the maze when she comes out the o [...]

    29. I don t know if I should give this 3 or 4 stars because I wasn t really a fan of the first half of the book It had some clich s that bored me to death like the typical 3 against 1 bullying girl against girl hate, the omg this boy is so hot and cute i love him trope and some of the Panthers when we first meet them.However, I enjoyed the last half of the book The characters went through some changes and learned to accept who they were, the bond and friendship that the group formed was really sweet [...]

    30. This is such a feel good story with a happy ending whew , and to me, much better than Lord of the Flies which this book has been compared to While LotF was disturbing, this was hopeful The characters and their friendships were so easy to fall in love with Bug reminded me of Rue 3 The whole reason for them being on the island, how they resolve their issues, and the satisfying resolution to everyone s stories seriously put a smile on my face when the book ended I only wish we had an epilogue for e [...]

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