One of the most unique stories I've ever read, with a very powerful Christian message.
Angela Hunt is one of my very favorite authors. She writes current and deep. This book took quite a twist that I wasn't expecting. The ending is going to stick with me a while...maybe forever.
This book caught my interest from the beginning. The characters are realistic even if somewhat overblown. I could hardly wait to get from one chapter to the next. Then the 2 major endings blow you away. I was blessed enough to get to communicate with Ms. Hunt about this book and she told me that it is one of her most misunderstood books ever. I got it the minute I read it, even though it does make you think deeply.
Wow. Amazing book. It does play a bit on the Lost T.V. show with the flash backs (you'll find out!), Castaway..ehhh..not so much..but a bit...Survivor..possibly, but if you're a huge fan of Lost, this is the show it most closely relates to. But oh the message in this book. Wow. Mindblowing. Really makes you think. A wonderful read and a wonderful message. You've gotta read it! Trust me!
How would you like your thoughts played out in front of someone? What if your thoughts were just as damning as your actions? A powerful and thought prevoking message in this book. I love all of Angela Hunt's books and haven't had one yet that I didn't like. Love the way the author writes, draws you in like you're right there.
This was not my favorite Angela Hunt book. It just didn't grab me for some reason. I know many love this book, but not me.
I enjoyed reading this book. It leaves you thinking about things. Priorities, motives and alot of other things that are easy to ignore.
I know that many people loved this book, but I did not. I always believed that God was loving and forgiving. This book just leaves the reader with a feeling of hopelessness. (SPOILER) To treat a mass murderer the same as a wornout caregiver who only daydreams about abandoning her demanding parents, just goes against everything one believes about forgiveness.
What came first, Lost or this book? Hopefully this book, because it is a great premise for a whole different kind of book.
Loved the character development (even though I have a hard time keeping characters straight)=- I had them figured out by chapter three, who was who.
WHAT is the ending? not what you think.
if you love books without happy endings, this is the one for you.
Read in four hours. (get the hardcover) nice big print!
Five stars for sure!
"I'm beginning to think the island wants to keep us here."
It was supposed to be an adventure. A little time off to honor the memory of a friend and complete a service project in the tropics. Do good deeds while getting a tan.
But when a storm rocks their plans, five long-time friends from college find themselves hurled onto a desolate island, and relief fades to fear. Here nature rules with a vengenance. The lone shelter from raw conditions is a sinister cave. Are they victims of a bizarre psychological experiment? Or could this godforsaken place have the power to maroon them forever?
Angela Hunt write exceptional allegories. This is another good one but on a subject that we all need to deal with. 5 college friends decide to go on a working vacation when the 6th friend suddenly dies. Only a storm sends them onto a little island where nothing is as it seems. Here they must strive hard to make life bearable while they try to discover a way off the island. But, the island isn't going to let them go. If you want something thought-provoking, give this book a try.