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Gr 9 Up-Jane Solis wants to die. Haunted by her father's suicide, and after two failed attempts of her own, she has resolved to end it all on her Christmas flight home from rehab. Before she can follow through with her fatal act, her flight encounters rough weather and crash-lands in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Jane and her seatmate, Paul, are the only survivors. Forced to fight for their lives in the mountains of Montana, the teens confront both their faults and their fears on the harrowing journey back to civilization. Morel weaves a tale focused on what it means to live, not merely survive. Jane and Paul's romantic entanglement is utilized effectively as a counterpoint to the heavy nature of the main conflict. In Jane, teens will find a character worthy of their time.-Colleen Banick, Westport Public Schools, CT (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Ever since her father committed suicide, Jane has wanted to take her own life. She is flying away from the institution, where she was supposedly getting help, with enough pills to accomplish her goal. Suddenly, her plane hits a storm and crashes into an empty, freezing wilderness. Now, she and Paul, the only other survivor, must face a seemingly impossible journey if they hope to survive. For years, Jane has wanted to die, but now, life has become something worth fighting for. This debut novel will leave readers holding their breaths from beginning to end. Morel's intense writing style and high-stakes plot delivers, and Jane and Paul are well-constructed characters who become relatable to readers almost immediately. Suspenseful, serious, and cunningly ironic, Survive is a story about a broken girl and the plane crash that saves her life.--Fort, Bethany Copyright 2010 Booklist