At fourteen, teenager Jack Garrett finds himself living in an unhappy household. His mother is acting strangely, retreating to bed, refusing to cook and pleading for time alone. Meanwhile, his father buries himself in his work and makes excuses for her "illness." But when his mother is checked into an institution for clinical depression, Jack and his ten-year-old sister Laura are shipped from Toro...
Paperback: 140 pages
Publisher: Raincoast Books (September 20, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 7.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 16276934
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Adrift is about 14 year old David and his 10 year old sister Laura whom David takes care of. The reason why David cares for his sister is because 5 years ago his mother became SERIOUSLY depressed and his father and mother separated. They used to be a...
r Aunt Jenn's home in Desolation Sound, British Columbia. When it looks like their situation might be permanent, Jack and Laura are dismayed and decide to rebel. They steal a dinghy and head for the deserted caves on Dragon Island, intent on calling their father's bluff. But a stormy sea and an accident on the cliffs soon turns their defiance into desperation -- and suddenly their "crazy family" is the only hope for rescue. This is a gripping adventure story that also deals with complex issues of mental illness, family breakdown and the ties that bind parents and children.