Lost Girls

Lost Girls

By Ann Kelley

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316090629, 319pp.

Publication Date: July 10, 2012


No parents. No rules. No way home.
Fourteen-year-old Bonnie MacDonald couldn't be more excited for a camping trip on an island off the coast of Thailand. But when a strong current sweeps Bonnie and her friends past their appointed campsite, depositing them instead on what the boatman calls a "forbidden island," they're just happy to have reached dry land.
Overnight, things take a turn for the worse. Three torturous days pass, but the boatman doesn't return, and what once seemed like a vacation in paradise becomes a battle against the elements.
Peppered with short, frantic entries from Bonnie's journal as she struggles to survive, Lost Girls tells the page-turning, heart-pounding story of a group of teen girls fighting for their lives.

About the Author
Ann Kelley is a photographer and prize-winning poet who once nearly played cricket for Cornwall. She has previously published a collection of poems and photographs, a book of photos of St. Ives families and an audio book of cat stories. She lives with her second husband and several cats on the edge of a cliff in Cornwall where they have survived a flood, a landslip, a lightning strike and the roof blowing off. She runs courses for aspiring poets at her home, writing courses for medics and medical students, and speaks about her poetry therapy work with patients at medical conferences.

Praise For Lost Girls

* "The story is action-packed with realistic characters and an unusual setting. This is an adventure story readers will wish to read more than once, a must for your survival fans."
-Library Media Connection (starred review)

"Strong and provocative, offering readers a forum to discuss friendship, blame, forgiveness and situational morality."
-Kirkus Reviews

"Kelly's writing brings to life the slow, mounting terror of being stranded on an island. You can taste the coconuts as clearly as you can smell the stench of death in the air. Lost Girls is impossible to put down!"
-Galaxy Craze, author of The Last Princess

"A thrilling story of girls fighting the wild - and the wildness within. I loved this dangerous tale and its brilliant, prickly heroine."
-Karen Healey, author of Guardian of the Dead and The Shattering