Jane is on a plane on her way home to Montclair, New Jersey, from a mental hospital. She is about to kill herself. Just before she can swallow a lethal dose of pills, the plane hits turbulence and everything goes black. Jane wakes up amidst piles of wreckage and charred bodies on a snowy mountaintop. There is only one other survivor: a boy named Paul, who inspires Jane to want to fight for her life for the first time.
Jane and Paul scale icy slopes and huddle together for warmth at night, forging an intense emotional bond. But the wilderness is a vast and lethal force, and only one of them will survive.
As soon as I started reading Survive, I was hooked. I was engrossed in Morel's beautiful words straight away and the exquisite language blew me away. In my opinion, this is a brilliant book that everyone who is a fan of sinister and thrilling novels must read.
Unique is one word I would use to describe this book. The adventure begins as we learn about our protagonist, Jane. She is on the way home from a mental hospital where she's been living the past year. Nobody understands her. Nobody knows how she feels, not even the psychiatrists. Nobody can get through to her. As she attempts to commit suicide on the plane, it suddenly crashes. Suddenly, she has to fight for her life.
The main character is a very interesting person. Despite her being troubled with many problems, seeing though her perspective was very refreshing. Normally, main characters have problems that are not as advanced as this and I liked how Morel wasn't afraid to tackle such a big issue. This book is relatable yet different to most YA books; it provides enough of a story that is unpredictable but at the same time it is easy to connect to. Emotional rollercoaster, heart-racing and enthralling - Survive is a book that you mustn't miss. I also liked seeing her evolve through the book, with love interest Paul's help. I really like seeing characters with MEANING. Characters that are interesting and realistic are one of the reasons why I love to read.
I definitely recommend this to anyone who is a fan of YA thrillers. Within a few pages of the story, I was already captivated. It is a challenging novel as it deals with serious issues but they aren't overdone or too depressing. I can't wait for what more the author has to offer the YA genre!
Publisher: Razorbill | Pages: 272 | Publication Date: 2nd February 2012 | Edition: ARC Paperback | Source: For Review | To buy click HERE.