Review: A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor

A Map for Wrecked GirlsTitle: A Map for Wrecked Girls

Author: Jessica Taylor

Pages: 368 Pages

Publisher: Dial Books

The Blurb

Emma has always orbited Henri, her fierce, magnetic queen bee of an older sister, and the two have always been best friends. Until something happens that wrecks them.

I’d trusted Henri more than I’d trusted myself. Wherever she told me to go, I’d follow.

Then the unthinkable occurs—a watery nightmare off the dazzling coast. The girls wash up on shore, stranded. Their only companion is Alex, a troubled boy agonizing over his own secrets. Trapped in a gorgeous hell, Emma and Alex fall together as Emma and Henri fall catastrophically apart. To find their way home, the sisters must find their way back to each other. But there’s no map for this. Can they survive the unearthing of the past and the upheaval of the present?

For the first time, I was afraid we’d die on this shore.

The Review

If there was an award I could give for the most unusual YA fiction book released this year then it would have to go to A Map for Wrecked Girls. I mean this in the best possible way and no disrespect was meant by that statement. Basically, I have never read anything like it.

A Map for Wrecked Girls is a story that pits general everyday struggles with bizarre real world struggles.

Sisters, Jessica and Henri are stranded on a desert island with a boy they just met called Alex. A Map for Wrecked Girls is the story of how they deal with their new set of circumstances. This story is juxtaposed with certain events that have taken place over the past few months. It is a story of the difficult relationship between sisters and how dominant personalities can often overshadow our real feelings.

Overall, A Map for Wrecked Girls is a bloody good read. It is unique and Jessica Taylor is an exciting voice for the YA genre.

A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor is available now.

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35 Stars

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