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NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ELLE CASEY, brings readers the High Seas and High Adventure novel WRECKED.

If you liked The Breakfast Club and The Swiss Family Robinson, you'll love WRECKED!

An ill-fated Caribbean cruise and four teenagers: a nerd, a jock, a mouse, and a beauty queen...an island, a treehouse, some nefarious interlopers...life and death...fea
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ebook, 297 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Createspace
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Dianne
Jul 24, 2012 Dianne rated it did not like it
This book was written at a 4th or 5th grade reading level for a "young adult" (meaning teenagers) audience. I thought the plot and character formation were inane and improbable. Knowing that this is for a teen audience, I thought there was an awful lot (and I do mean "awful") of sexual conduct. In the usual way of today's modern novel, there was a set of parents that no one could possible respect, and therefore, a pair of teenagers who had absolutely no love or respect for their parents. This ga ...more
Alice in Readerland
Feb 02, 2012 Alice in Readerland rated it really liked it
What do you get when four teens from opposite ends of the social spectrum find themselves wrecked on an uninhabited island? Well, if you’re Elle Casey, you get the YA Action/Adventure novel Wrecked.

From being introduced to the four protagonists, to when they’re on the cruise ship, to when they’re in a life boat in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, to their life on the island, and all the way to the satisfying conclusion, Wrecked will keep the reader interested.

The relationships, emotions, a
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Chloe
Mar 01, 2012 Chloe rated it it was amazing
OH MY GOD I NEED A SEQUEL BUT THERE ISN'T ONE AND THAT MAKES ME RELIEVED AND SAD AT THE SAME TIME.

*composes self*

Ahem.I loved it. This book intruiged me as I hadn't come across the concept before and was not disappoitned. The adventure was great and the twists and turns kept me on my toes.

The characters are relateable and wonderfully flawed- like all good characters are and the relationships between them are believeable. Casey has a great understanding of teenagers and everything that happens I
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Ally
Feb 02, 2012 Ally rated it really liked it
(From my blog, Word Vagabond: Supporting Independent and Small Press Authors.)

Sarah Peterson is appalled at having to go on a cruise with the deeply uncool Buckleys, Candi and Jonathan. Her father is working on some kind of business deal with the Buckley parents, so she and her brother Kevin won’t even be able to ignore them. To top it off, she just caught her boyfriend cheating on her with her best friend! She is so not in the mood for this trip.

The four of them are just starting to figure out
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Michelle ♥ The Romance Vault ♥
Well what can I say that hasn't already been said - nope absolutely nothing..........Elle had me hooked right from the start again, I really love her writing style, there is no prolonged descriptive prose but you can see exactly in you mind the whole story and surroundings. Her visualisation skills are absolutely great, she gets to the point with things without you wanting to skip a few lines whilst waiting for the author to get to the point, she just throws it in here there an everywhere which ...more
Kristine
Mar 04, 2012 Kristine rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
WRECKED...... was so much fun to read. What could be better then my two favorite things combined, cruising and camping. I know one is luxury and one is roughing it , but I love them both. So when I came upon this book I knew I had to read it.
Jonathan, Sarah, Kevin and Candi, end up on a cruise together with there families , because there dad's are doing a business deal. They are from polar oppisite social spectrums and end up after some really funny typical cruise moments, wreaked on an island.
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Danielle
Jan 12, 2016 Danielle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was just what I was looking for. I really wanted to sink my teeth into an island castaway story and there aren't really that many out there. I found this one on a Amazon forum and it was really good.

4 teens. Sarah and Kevin are twins and seem to have it all. They are rich and popular. Kevin is athlete and Sarah is the school princess. Their dad has an important business deal with another local man who has a family. He decided to join the families for a cruise vacation to try and close his b
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Brandon
May 24, 2012 Brandon rated it really liked it
This book, for lack of a better word, was amazing. From the character intros, to the last page, I was intrigued. Elle clearly understood teens, because all of their motivations and goals were believable; even the way in which they became stranded was believable. I LOVED EVERY aspect of this book. I definitely recommend it, a must-read. The only reason I didn't give it a 5, was because I save 5's for books I have a connection with, but this was a definite 4 1/2.
Jason Brant
May 30, 2012 Jason Brant rated it it was amazing
I don't like to read young adult fiction. Or at least I didn't before I grabbed a copy of Wrecked by Elle Casey.

My mind has officially been changed. Elle can write her butt off. Like I said, I don't generally like YA books, but the characters of Wrecked had me interested right away. I was hooked and couldn't stop reading until I knew what would happen to them. These aren't your typical dumb kids - they're intelligent and witty. Their dialogue had me smiling the entire way through the book. They
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Amanda Nissen
May 24, 2012 Amanda Nissen rated it really liked it
I got this book free off of Amazon.com and started reading it right away. I did not expect much from it, and was tired, so this seemed like a low keyed book to read. I was wonderfully surprised by how enjoyable the book was. It was a fast read because I had to find out what was going to happen! It was predictable but not at the same time. An excellent YA book and a good adult book also.
My only issue was the end...I like ends to wrap everything up, which I will admit is a personal issue. :) This
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Casmen Pinto
Jan 17, 2013 Casmen Pinto rated it liked it
I have read all of Elle Casey's books and I usually enjoy them. This one was eh. I loved the idea, liked the characters but for one: they all suddenly love each other after this big social class build up? Two: they built an entire home and amenities within a two month period? Three: they were rescued ( which kind of sucks for a sequel, I much preferred they stay on the island.) It was just rushed. Ill read the sequel though bc I love her books but I hope she avoids the one big thing that annoys ...more
Dianne
“This has great imagination and a touch of fun. Great YA read with characters you love, hate, feel for and want to know better!

Step out of the real world, abandon what you think is plausible and enjoy the adventures and strengths of two sister/brother duos from different social backgrounds as they learn to survive on a remote island after being shipwrecked!

These kids face starvation, survival, attack and come out on top! You will laugh, cry, and be amazed at their combined strengths and what the
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Jordan Wood
Apr 20, 2013 Jordan Wood rated it did not like it
I read this till about a quarter of the way until I couldn't take anymore. I bought this book not realising it was aimed at the teen market so it's a harsh review but thats because I'm a man in his thirties and not a teen girl. It was just too much talk of make-up and about the next handsome boy that were talking to her. First book I haven't been able to finish in a long time.
Diane
Jan 20, 2014 Diane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
This book was immensely entertaining and the four main characters were completely realistic. As teenagers, there are always those cliques such as the jocks, brainy nerdy geeks, popular cheerleader/fashion conscious mean girls and then the shy/unpopular people. We all grew up with these types of people in high school. Heck, we were one of these people - right? You know which type you were. Well there you have it.... in this story there is Keven the jock, Jonathan the brainy dude, Sarah the popula ...more
Lenore Kosinski
May 25, 2012 Lenore Kosinski rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pixel-of-ink, kindle
Fabulously entertaining. I will admit, I had quite a few moments where there was disbelief in the logistics of what was going on, but then I remembered that it doesn't have to be 100% realistic to be super enjoyable. My only problem was the ending with Kevin...but the teaser of possibly more gives me hope. He has a lot of apologizing to do. :)
Amee Termini
Mar 30, 2012 Amee Termini rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-challenge
I absolutely loved this book!! I am excited to purchase and download her other books! My husband kept on asking me what I was reading because I couldn't put my kindle down!! Please make a sequel!!

Finally a book about REAL teens and not G rated ones!!!
Jennifer Morales
Jun 06, 2012 Jennifer Morales rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2012-books
Definitely not what I thought it was going to be like. Quite disappointed and almost stopped reading it numerous times.
Kristi Davis
Sep 04, 2012 Kristi Davis rated it really liked it
This was completely illogical, silly, and crazy but it made me laugh and giggle. Plus I was smiling when it ended :)
Izzy
Aug 15, 2013 Izzy rated it did not like it
Honestly, don't read this book. It has a general lack of real conflict and unpredictability.
Lesuong
Aug 20, 2012 Lesuong rated it did not like it
The book is more along the lines of something I would've read in middle school.
Joanna
May 02, 2012 Joanna rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
So glad I came across this one! Adventure, drama, humor and great characters!
Sheri
Apr 25, 2012 Sheri rated it really liked it
This was actually a cute, light, summery read. I thoroughly enjoyed it!!
Jennifer Dye
May 29, 2012 Jennifer Dye rated it really liked it
this was a pretty good book for a YA novel. Kept me wanting more......
Amiee
May 26, 2014 Amiee rated it it was amazing
This book was great and had a really good sense to it. It was different from anything I had read before but then again some of the things that happened seemed to be a bit out of the blue.

A particular scene on the beach springs to mind, yes it did have some relevance but also was slightly out of nowhere with no real lead up except a fire.

It was a good book but was also quite a not exactly silly book but kind of unbelievable.

It had a good storyline though and did make for a good read as one of
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katie
Jan 04, 2013 katie rated it did not like it
Not worth rating in my opinioin. 1/2 a star if I could.
C.E.
Jun 04, 2012 C.E. rated it really liked it
Loved this book! So glad she decided to make the sequel!
Danielle
Jun 06, 2012 Danielle rated it really liked it
Super funny, quirky, & enjoyable.
Melissa
May 27, 2012 Melissa rated it really liked it
Great story!!
Paula  Phillips
May 24, 2013 Paula Phillips rated it really liked it
If you enjoyed the book "The Island" by Tracey Garvis Graves and the movie "Lovewrecked" starring Amanda Bynes then Wrecked by Elle Casey is definitely for you . Wrecked takes place with two families The Preston's and the Buckely's on a cruise ship. The families and the children couldn't be more different from popular and rich Preston's to the down to earth and odd Buckleys. Whilst on their cruise , a rogue wave hits and the teenagers end up in one lifeboat and separated from their families. The ...more
Between the Bind
Feb 08, 2013 Between the Bind rated it it was amazing
I have read and adored so very many of Elle's books and with each one, I have continuously been swept away. Wrecked has been on my to-read shelf for quite some time and now that I've gotten around to reading it, I (as usual) don't know WHY I waited so long!

Twins, Kevin and Sarah, have never wanted for anything. They live in a beautiful home, have their own cars, and are more than popular. The last thing they want to do is spend some of their well-earned summer vacation on a cruise with their par
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Elle Casey, a former attorney and teacher, is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling American author who lives in Southern France with her husband, three kids, and a number of furry friends. She has written books in several genres and publishes an average of one full-length novel per month.

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