Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Book Review #439 - The Other Side of Nowhere by Steve Johnston


When Johnno and his friends survive the freak storm that rips apart their yacht, they're just glad to be alive. That is, until reality hits: they've washed up on an uninhabited island with few supplies, no phone and no way to get home. 

The situation becomes even more desperate when the four teenagers discover they are not alone on the island. There's a hideout where men with guns are covering up a dark secret that they will protect at any cost. 

With nowhere to run, Johnno and his friends are forced into a dangerous game with the criminals as they fight to save one of their own. 

The Other Side of Nowhere is a dangerous place to be when you're hungry, trapped, and being hunted.

My Rating: 3/5

I received this book for review from Hardie Grant Egmont.  

I really liked this book to begin with. It was very action packed, adventurous and fast paced. 

At around 100 or so pages in, around the time they arrive on the island I found that the pace of the book slowed down considerably. 

It was also around this time that the immaturity of the characters started to show. Nick was the main culprit. 

I found Johnno's relationship with George a little weird and very awkward. They were cousins but that didn't seem to both Johnno.       

What I did love most about this book was that it had a very Australian feel to it, especially in the characters.    

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