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Alive by Piers Paul Read
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Nov 08, 10

Read in October, 2010

This book is one of those novels that you will never forget. It is a phenomenal writing piece based on a rugby team whose plane crashed when flying over the Andes Mountains. They were stuck in these mountains for over ten weeks. Forty five passengers and the crew were on the plane before it crashed, and only sixteen of the passengers left the mountain alive. This book will go down as one of my all-time favorite novels in the entire world. Since it is a survival story, at any point in time something dramatic could change. I definitely recommend this book to any reader out there that likes a good thriller novel. But if you are one of those people that get really sad and caught up in the story when someone dies, then this may not be the story for you. But if you can make it through the book until it ends I think everyone out there would be shocked at how perfect this piece is. The author combines the quality imagery with the dramatic intensity of the situation to make the absolute perfect novel. He really brings the emotions out when describing the events that occur in this novel. And after reading this I will always know that at any time I could lose my life so i really need to take advantage of the time I have been given. This book really makes you think about how lucky we are. And that is why I will never forget this story.
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Chris This is non-fiction, not a novel.

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