Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks

The Lifeboat Clique
By: Kathy Parks
Released: March 1, 2016
Source: Edelweiss
Purchase the Book: Amazon
*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Some people might say that Denver had a death wish. Why else would she have dared to sneak into a Malibu beach party where she’d be surrounded by enemies, namely including her ex-BFF Abigail? Oh yeah. Croix. Denver never thought in a million years he’d ask her out, but who was she to question this miracle of fate? Well, that wasn’t the only surprise fate had in store. During the party a tsunami hit the coast of California, wiping out everything in its path. Denver and a handful of others escaped death by holding onto the roof of the house and were swept out to sea. Of course, one of her fellow castaways was none other than Abigail, who could barely stand the sight of her. Now that she’s floating in the ocean, stuck on a small boat with the most popular kids in school and waiting to be rescued, Denver wonders what might kill her first-dehydration, sunstroke, or the girl she used to think of as a sister? (Goodreads)

I liked The Lifeboat Clique. The writing was hilarious and I finished this book in one sitting.

The Lifeboat Clique is the story of Denver who is crashing a party when a tsunami hits. She is swept out to sea and stuck on a small boat with some of the most popular kids at school, including her ex-best friend Abigail.

Denver was a well developed protagonist. She's self-sufficient and knows how to survive. She's also really snarky and she had me laughing out loud a lot. She always had a quick come back to the comments from the mean girls. Denver was just an all around great character that I was rooting for right from the beginning. I never really cared all that much about any of the side characters though. Abigail was the only other character that you really got to know, so the other side characters all mostly blurred together for me.  

The pacing moved fast and I liked how it alternated between the present and past. The chapters set in the past provided the background to Denver and Abigail's friendship. Then there was the suspense surrounding the group's survival stranded out at sea and that definitely made it difficult to put this book down. The plot had a good balance of humor and drama too. I loved the humor a lot and this book certainly had me laughing out loud a lot. However, it also does a really great job dealing with bullying in a honest way.

Overall I liked The Lifeboat Clique. I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a quick and funny read.

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1 comment:

  1. I do enjoy a book that has wonderful humor and is a quick read. Definitely sounds like an interesting book! Lovely review

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