While in the middle of their flight the small plane first loses one engine, then crashes on the water. Max manages to pull Robbie onto a small raft, but there is no water and very little food. Max has been critically injured, they are in the middle of the ocean, and the chances for survival are small. The Raft reminded me very much of Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. If you liked one, you are sure to like the other. The Raft has been nominated for the 2014-2015 Young Adult Golden Sower Award.
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