Review by ScottWize1 -- Adrift by Charlie Sheldon

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Review by ScottWize1 -- Adrift by Charlie Sheldon

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Adrift" by Charlie Sheldon.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Adrift by Charlie Sheldon is the second book in a series, the first being Strong Heart. Adrift can be read as a standalone book but many of the characters are the same and there is a richness of development allowing this book to come after Strong Heart. I recommend reading them in order.

William (who is a returning main character) is literally adrift as a crew member of a ship that caught fire and abandoned by all hands. His character is compelling, and his development in this book was welcome. He is the main story arch but there are several other parallel story lines that touch on one another and while that style is different, I enjoyed the variety. The author has clearly written a more literary novel, and his clear knowledge of sea going vessels as well as native culture adds an interesting dynamic. It also helps to make the characters and their stories believable.

I enjoyed the structure of the book as well as the many characters (new and returning) and can honestly say that there wasn’t a thing I didn’t like. I read it from cover to cover in one sitting and the only critique I can offer is that I don’t know when book three in this series will be finished.

I give Adrift a solid 4 out of 4 stars and commend the editor as I didn’t come across an error knowingly. I recommend this book to parents as the interaction within families is thoughtful. I also recommend this book to young adult readers becuase the honest writing, as it relates to young people, may also give a thoughtful perspective regarding the parents and grandparents who are developed in the story.

Find a comfortable seat and a few hours of alone time and enjoy this engaging book.

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