Stranded (Stranded #1)
A Test of Survival!
It was supposed to be a vacation - and a chance to get to know each other better. But when a massive storm sets in without warning, four kids are shipwrecked alone on a rocky jungle island in the middle of the South Pacific. No adults. No instructions. Nobody to rely on but themselves. Can they make it home alive?
A week ago, the...more
Four young people (and brand new step-siblings) are off on a sailing adventure with their uncle. But, of course, nothing goes as planned. A huge storm cripples the boat; the uncle is swept overboard; an...more
Carter and Jane's mom has just married Vanessa and Buzz's dad. Carter and Jane's Uncle Dexter and first mate Joe take the...more
Vanessa and Buzz Diaz's father married Carter and Jane Benson's mother, making them all siblings. As a gift, their Uncle Dexter offered to take the kids on a cruise during the honeymoon, giving them time to bond. While Buzz and Carter are the same ag...more
Stranded follows four kids of a newly blended family, Vanessa and Buzz Diaz and Carter and Jane Benson, as they set sail with their uncle Dex and his first mate, Joe, aboard the Lucky Sail toward Hawaii to meet up with their mother and father who are on their honeymoon. It's a chance to vacation and get to...more
I have the feeling that he did the outline, the research and the co-author probably did most of the writing.
Anyway..2 adults get married. They both have a son and a daughter. The 4 kids go sailing with Uncle Dex while mom and dad have a honeymoon. A storm comes up. Th...more
Stranded is written by Jeff Probst, the host of TV's Survivor. Who better to write a story about a family stranded on a deserted island, right? His coauthor is Chris Tebbetts who helped write the Middle School stories with James Patterson.
The story is fast paced and easy to read. Vanessa and Buzz's father married Carter and Jane's mother. While their parents are on their hone...more
Vanessa:older sister protagonist
Buzz:spazzing younger brother
Carter: he isn't so excited about anything
Jane: step sister
The Antagonist of this story would be the storm and the island plus themselves.
What happens in the story is that the four children are put on a boat to set out on a trip for a couple of weeks so they could bond. A storm comes in and ruins that. The children get STRANDED (the title) o...more
It is obvious the Jeff Probst pulls from his "Survivor" expertise which makes it more authentic and pla...more
Recommended for grades 3-7
This series has been very popular among my fourth graders, and after reading it I can see why.
As the title and cover suggest, this story finds 4 siblings, from a blended family, stranded on an island. Kids love stories with no adults in them, it let's their imaginations run wild with a story. How would they react if they were one of the kids on the island? It's fun, and better written...more
The characters have different skills and each are called upon to help out with their survival on the island. This is a p...more
I am not going to add spoilers for this book, so I will not explain or...more
While the book is geared towards readers in grades 4 to 6, I think it is perfectly good addition to my 7th & 8th...more
As someone who only watched one season of Survivor (I'd rather be reading than watching TV) I didn't go into to this because of love for Jeff Probst. I was simply hoping for an exciting and engaging tale of survival. I felt like Stranded delivered for the most part, but I was a little underwhelmed.
As someone with a son in the age range this book is intended for, I'm always looking for something new and exciting for him to read. Do I think he would h...more
This was a fast and interesting read, but...more
So I read it, and while my review would have been three stars (I rated it on behalf of my son because, let's face it, HE'S the target audience) I'm still pleased with it. Yes, it is exciting, but what I liked most is that four kids (one nine year-old bright but thankf...more
After years of young fans asking, "When are you going to do a Survivor for kids?" Jeff took his wife's advice and created a children's adventure series based on Survivor -- where the kids are the ones STRANDED.