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Written by Alex Morel

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LoveReading View on Survive

One of our Books of the Year 2013 & February 2013 Debut of the Month  Tense from start to finish, Survive begins with Jane planning her own suicide on a flight home for the unit where she is being treated. She’s a planner and everything about how she is going to die is arranged. But Jane didn’t know the plane would crash. Suddenly Jane switches from wanting to die to focussing only on staying alive in an icy and treacherous landscape. There is only one other survivor; Paul, a climber. Paul uses his practical knowledge to guide Jane on their perilous journey. But, in the end, it is Jane, inspired by Paul’s love for her and her own growing belief in herself, who makes survival possible. A touching and inspiring story about the development of inner resilience.


In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Survive a small number of teenagers were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. 'This novel is not just gripping and exhilarating, it is simply beautiful' Scroll down to read their reviews.


Survive Synopsis

What makes you fight to stay alive? Furious and depressed, Jane is released from an institution for a rare visit to her family. But Jane has an escape plan. On the flight, she is going to take a lethal dose of pills and end her pain forever. But the plane never reaches its destination. Jane wakes up amidst piles of wreckage and charred bodies on a snowy mountaintop. There is only one other survivor: a boy named Paul. What starts out as a death mission quickly becomes a fight for life as the two struggle through snowstorms and starvation. The wilderness is a vast and lethal force . . .

Survive Press Reviews

Eloise Greenberry Survive was a fantastic book that really makes everything you have come into perspective. Click here to read the full review.

Georgina This book hooked me from the very first page, and it had me reading long after I should have put it down and gone to do my homework. Click here to read the full review.

Holly Hughes All the way through you were just wanting to read more! The ending was brilliant, it was extremely emotional and I did cry a bit. Click here to read the full review.

Daisy Pencock This novel is not just gripping and exhilarating, it is simply beautiful.Click here to read the full review.

Hannah Glenton This cleverly written book that represented some of the daily struggles many teenagers face, but in a scenario that made it action-packed, tense and prohibited you from putting it down. A thrilling read. Click here to read the full review.

Alice D'Angelo An amazing novel which shows what is worth fighting for, and what has to be sacrificed. Click here to read the full review.

Christie Heaven This is a discovery of life, love and friendship and not to be missed. Click here to read the full review.

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ISBN: 9781405264136
Publication date: 04/02/2013
Publisher: Electric Monkey, an imprint of Egmont UK Limited
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405264136
Publication date: 4th February 2013
Author: Alex Morel
Publisher: Electric Monkey, an imprint of Egmont UK Limited
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 13+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks, Reviewed by Children

About Alex Morel

Alex Morel is a writer who lives in Montclair, New Jersey. Survive is her first novel. A Q&A with Alex Morel.... How did you get the idea for this book? I had a friend from high school who spent many years in an institution for cutting and suicidal impulses.  There was a moment in his care where two doctors fought over a decision to “push him out” or “coddle him inside the institution.”  I thought about that a lot over the years and often wondered whether David, my friend, could/ would stand ...

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