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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Review: If We Survive by Andrew Klavan

If We Survive by Andrew Klavan
Thomas Nelson / 2012
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:

They came on a mission of mercy, but now they’re in a fight for their lives.

High schooler Will Peterson and three friends journeyed to Central America to help rebuild a school. In a poor, secluded mountain village, they won the hearts of the local people with their energy and kindness.

But in one sudden moment, everything went horribly wrong. A revolution swept the country. Now, guns and terror are everywhere—and Americans are being targeted as the first to die.

Will and his friends have got to get out fast. But streets full of killers . . . hills patrolled by armies . . . and a jungle rife with danger stand between them and the border. Their one hope of escape lies with a veteran warrior who has lost his faith and may betray them at any moment. Their one dream is to reach freedom and safety and home.

If they can just survive.

My rating:

My thoughts:

If We Survive is the third book I've read by Andrew Klavan (the first two being The Last Thing I Remember and The Long Way Home) and definitely my favorite so far! It was a thrilling ride and held my attention throughout!

I loved how realistic the characters were - one in particular was very dramatic and got upset a lot (to the point of being annoying), but given the circumstances, I understood why she'd be that way. My favorite character was definitely Palmer! I just loved so much about him (his courage, how he acted, things he said, etc.).

The story was great and I don't think there was ever a time I was bored while reading If We Survive... there was just so much action!

If We Survive was a wonderful read that I loved! I think teens (and adults!) who like action books with some pulse-pounding moments will enjoy this book. I definitely recommend it. I look forward to reading more of Andrew Klavan's books in the future.

*I borrowed a print copy of this book from the library; I also received a complimentary eBook copy via Netgalley for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*


  1. Well, this book does look interesting. I love the cover of this novel- it's absolutely beautiful! I love the idea, too. It is unique, since i have never heard of it before.
    I am going to add this to my TBR.
    GREAT review, Melanie!
    Your reader,

    1. Thanks, Soma! I think the cover is great, too! I hope you enjoy it when you read it. :)

  2. I gave it 5 stars too! I loved it. Very exciting.

    1. It was very exciting! Glad you loved it, too! :)


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