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Castaway Planet by Eric Flint
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Takes place in the "Boundary" universe but long after the previous stories. Swiss Family Robinson, w/Friday, and a touch of Mysterious Island thrown in.
I liked the islands and the general story, but you just "knew" that the parents wouldn't die, Friday wouldn't die and neither would any of the girls--at least, in the first book of the series.
Unfortunately, from my point of view, it got a little pedantic in things like telling how they made vinegar, quicklime, etc.
But, still, a good story--save it for a beach read.

As an aside or postscript to this review another part of the story is available elsewhere. Baen Books has a "Free Library" of novels, short stories and sci-fact articles. One of its Free Stories 2015 is "Disaster" by Ryk E. Spoor. It tells the story of the Outward Initiative, the interstellar from which the castaways came. It's a good read.
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Reading Progress

February 25, 2015 – Started Reading
February 25, 2015 – Shelved
March 6, 2015 – Finished Reading
April 30, 2015 – Shelved as: science-fiction

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