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When We Were Lost

When We Were Lost

Lord of the Flies meets Lost in this gritty, suspenseful survival story, in which a group of teens whose plane crashes in the Amazonian jungle must contend with savage dangers from both nature, man, and each other

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ISBN 9780316417792
Barcode 9780316417792
Published 6 August 2019 by Little, Brown
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Wignall, Kevin
Foreword by Patterson, James
Availability Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780316417792
ISBN-10 0316417793
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Little, Brown
Imprint Little, Brown Young Readers
Publication Date 6 August 2019
International Publication Date 4 June 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Wignall, Kevin
Foreword by Patterson, James
Category Adventure Stories
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 36mm
Weight 508g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Aircraft accidents, Bildungsromans, Coming of age, Costa Rica, High school students
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 991653

Description of this Book

Survival. It's a concept these high school students never had to consider--until their plane crashes in a remote rainforest with no adults left alive. With many of them falling prey to threats from both the jungle and man, they soon realize that danger comes in many sinister forms. Tom Calloway didn't want to go on a field trip to Costa Rica, but circumstances had him ending up sitting in the back of the plane--which was the only part that was intact after the crash in the remote South American wilderness. Tom and a small group of his classmates are fortunate to be alive, but their luck quickly runs out when some of them fall prey to the unfamiliar threats of the jungle--animals, reptiles, insects, and even the unforgiving heat. Every decision they make could mean life or death. As the days go by and the survivors' desperation grows, things get even more perilous. Not everyone can cope with the trauma of seeing their friends die, and a struggle for leadership soon pits them against each other. And when they come across evidence of other people in the middle of the rainforest, does that mean they're safe--or has their survival come to an even more vicious end?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A brilliant blend of modern adventure and Lord of the Flies, When We Were Lost is a riveting contemporary page-turner and ideal reading for teenage boys. --Sarah Pinborough, bestselling author of 13 Minutes and Behind Her Eyes Praise for When We Were Lost

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Author's Bio

Kevin Wignall was born in Brussels in 1967 and studied Politics & International Relations at Lancaster University. He's the author of nine adult novels, a number of acclaimed short stories, and several books for young adults.

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