At first I was a little dubious that a
survivalist and scout master, Bear Grylls, could write a good novel, I could not have been
This book continues the story of Beck, a kid whose parents died in a plane
crash when he was young. His parents were eco-activists, and Beck intends to continue
their legacy. In the past books, Beck ran into trouble on many occasions, in many
different places, and survivng these instances has caused him to be very famous. This book
highlights this early on because it's the whole reason for the plot
Beck is tired of
interviewers, paparazzi and other people seeking him out, so when an old friend of his
uncle appears and offers him a vacation, he jumps at the chance. Unfortunately for him,
things go horribly wrong.
Bear Grylls' books teach life-saving knowledge, from easy ways to collect
water or start a fire, to navigating by the stars. Although I hope I will never need to
use that information, I'm glad I have it. This book in particular focuses on marine
related knowledge, such as, that life boats are always boyant at the back end, and gives
some essential first aid tips for the most dire of situations.
I enjoyed how Bear Grylls managed to give his information out in an
easy-to-read book that will hook you like a fishing rod. I can't wait for the next one!