"Inspired by an actual ferry accident caused by lax safety standards, this is a powerful exploration on the will to live. (author's note, map) (Fiction. 12-15)"
Frustrated by constant mosquito attacks, stifling humidity, a lack of privacy and friends, and inattention from her overworked parents who serve as World Physicians for Children, 14-year-old Emily Slake considers leaving the town of Banda Aceh in the north of Sumatra to meet up with her vacationing uncle on a nearby island.
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