Adrift (Hardcover)

By Paul Griffin

Scholastic Press, 9780545709392, 240pp.

Publication Date: July 28, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/7/2015)
Paperback (3/28/2017)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (8/1/2015)

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From critically acclaimed writer Paul Griffin comes a fast-paced young adult novel about five very different teens lost at sea with no one to count on but each other. Matt and John are best friends working out in Montauk for the summer. When Driana, JoJo and Stef invite the boys to their Hamptons mansion, Matt and John find themselves in a sticky situation where temptation rivals sensibility. The newfound friends head out into the Atlantic after midnight in a stolen boat. None of them come back whole, and not all of them come back.

About the Author

Paul Griffin is the acclaimed author of several novels for young adults: Ten Mile River, The Orange Houses, Stay With Me, Burning Blue, and Adrift. His middle-grade novel, When Friendship Followed Me Home, was an Amazon Best Children’s Book of 2016 and a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Paul lives in Manhattan with several maniac dogs and one very patient wife. He can be found online at

Praise For Adrift

* "[Will] haunt readers as much as the lethal injuries, worsening weather, class friction, and psychological instability the teenagers face." -- Publishers Weekly,  starred review