Sunday, September 1, 2013

Alive by Piers Paul Read*****

Alive is the true, scary story of sixteen rugby players from Uruguay who lived to tell the tale of their time trapped in the Andes Mountains after their plane crashed. In order to survive, they had do very extreme things. What would you do to stay alive? Well, they ate the flesh of the dead people, doctored themselves in pretty scary ways, and trekked over 50 miles to find civilization.

This book is a very interesting one. It was actually recommended to me by my father who read it when he was in seventh grade. I never really realized how far we are from death, but so close at the same time. I was pretty depressed after reading Alive, but I definitely recommend it.