First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.
This is another book where I'm not really sure about the raiting. Is it a two star raiting. A three star raiting. Two and a half star. I don't know. I really don't.
Summary: Bullied in foster care and then by his adoptive mother's boyfriend, Seth decides to head out on his own. Brooke thinks she might be pregnant, and instead of facing her controlling mother, she runs. The strangers meet in a wilderness park on Vancouver Island, where basic survival is a challenge. As they work together to find food, water, and shelter, they find the strength to take control of their own lives.
Let's talk about the things I liked. The writing. I really liked how fast and easy of a read that was. The book has under 200 pages, so for me this is more of a short story than an actual fleshed out novel.
And that's kinda where the flaws come in. I think when it came to the characters we just scratched the surface. I think we could have gone so much deeper, if the story would have been longer. I think that there was a little bit of character growth but not much, because it was just a few days we got to spend with the characters.
Both, Seth and Brooke where pretty likeable. Seth had a few more moments that annoyed the heck out of me. So I mainly focused on Brooke. I think that Brooke made more of an effort to better her situation, realizing that she can't always do the opposite of what her mother tells her, that she has to break up with her boyfriend and that she has to get more active with her job search.
I would have liked to get more closure. Was Brooke really pregnant? Did she loose the baby or was it just a false alarm? What happend? Is Seth living with his father now? Did he revisit the search for his real mother when he was the right age? WHAT HAPPENED?!