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When We Were Lost by Kevin Wignall (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

Sunday, Mar 08, 2020 at 2:45pm

When We Were Lost is about 19 teenagers who somehow survive a plane crash on a Costa Rica bound plane. Joel takes on the role of being the leader. His only goal is for everyone to be organized for when a rescue party arrives. No one knows where they are, and no one is coming to rescue them. To add to the disaster, Joel’s decisions are causing more and more people to die. He is just determined to wait until they get rescued. Then there’s Tom who never wanted to go on the trip in the first place. But now him and the other kids are left to figure out a way to survive, and hopefully before they begin turning on one another. Tom begins to see that he might have to face Joel and pull off a miracle because he needs to get all the survivors to safety.

For anyone who enjoyed The Lord of the Flies or enjoy a good book about survival, When We Were Lost is definitely for you. It’s very hard to put down, and it’s always taking a turn, but not always for the better.

- Kaydee , a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

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When We Were Lost

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When their plane crashes in a remote rainforest with no adults left alive, a group of high school students struggles to survive against sinister threats from the jungle -- and one another -- in this tense thriller.
Tom Calloway didn't want to go on a field trip to Costa Rica, but circumstances had him ending up sitting in the back of the plane -- which was the only part that was intact after the crash in the remote South American wilderness. Tom and a small group of his classmates are fortunate to be alive, but their luck quickly runs out when some of them fall prey to the unfamiliar threats of the jungle: animals, reptiles, insects, and even the unforgiving heat. Every decision they make could mean life or death.
As the days go by and the survivors' desperation grows, things get even more perilous. Not everyone can cope with the trauma of seeing their friends die, and a struggle for leadership soon pits them against each other. And when they come across evidence of other people in the middle of the rainforest, does that mean they're safe -- or has their survival come to an even more vicious end?