The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
🍌🍌🍌🍌 This book is cool bananas.
When their plane crashes, four children are stranded in the Amazon jungle. Now they have to survive alone. But was someone there before them?
Fred ,Con ,Lila and Max come up against endless problems and obstacles , until they meet the Explorer. He has a kind heart below the hard surface of his appearance and his experience of life has been depressing so far. But when Max falls into a life and death situation, he really shows his love for the children. What I loved about this book is how different the characters are. Fred is a sickly child and has always longed for adventure, with is why I connected with him. Con (short for Constantia) is quite like C3PO, she is always negative and does not think about the 'pros' in the situation , rather the 'cons.' Lila is shy and has a large amount of knowledge on botany, she is also very caring to Max, her younger brother. Max has the funniest personality , he screams and cries, and loves potty humour. They are a great team and this book was very fun to read. Overall this book was funny, interesting and heartwarming. It's a must read and a great one for the whole family!