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I Am Still Alive: Book summary and reviews of I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall

I Am Still Alive

by Kate Alice Marshall

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I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall
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  • Published Jul 2018
    336 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Cheryl Strayed's Wild meets The Revenant in this heart-pounding story of survival and revenge in the unforgiving wilderness.

After
Jess is alone. Her cabin has burned to the ground. She knows if she doesn't act fast, the cold will kill her before she has time to worry about food. But she is still alive - for now.

Before
Jess hadn't seen her survivalist, off-the-grid dad in over a decade. But after a car crash killed her mother and left her injured, she was forced to move to his cabin in the remote Canadian wilderness. Just as Jess was beginning to get to know him, a secret from his past paid them a visit, leaving her father dead and Jess stranded.

After
With only her father's dog for company, Jess must forage and hunt for food, build shelter, and keep herself warm. Some days it feels like the wild is out to destroy her, but she's stronger than she ever imagined.

Jess will survive. She has to. She knows who killed her father… and she wants revenge.

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"Starred Review. With masterful pacing, rich characterization, a dynamic voice, and a thrilling blend of wilderness survival and revenge, this is an engrossing read from a writer to watch. Grades 9 and up." - Booklist

"Starred Review. A taut, gripping page-turner with a strong female hero to root for." – Kirkus

"A gripping tale of endurance and discovery of inner strength." – School Library Journal

"An expertly conceived plot plus a true heroine (and her dog) make for an original, engrossing, and twisty survival story that I tore through compulsively. You won't regret the hours that disappear when you read this one." - Nancy Werlin, National Book Award honoree and New York Times bestselling author

"I couldn't set this book down - the words actually made me shiver. It's Hatchet meets The Revenant, infused with fierce, undaunted girl power." – S.A. Bodeen, award-winning author of The Raft

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A.J. Morrison

This book is captivating
I love wilderness survival fiction. I've read Hatchet and all the sequels repeatedly. While Gary Paulsen's protagonist Brian is a favorite- I love Marshall's protagonist Jess and the female perspective of survival in the wild. It's raw, real, and emotionally captivating. I could see myself having the same struggles both internally and outwardly with the elements. Superbly written. I was invested in the main character immediately. This book is added to my favorites to read over and over.

Bookworm

This is an amazing read.
This book is about overcoming challenges, being smart not strong, and remembering what you hold dear.

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Kate Alice Marshall

Kate Alice Marshall started writing before she could hold a pen properly, and never stopped. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with a chaotic menagerie of pets and family members, and ventures out in the summer to kayak and camp along the Puget Sound. Visit her online at katemarshallbooks.com.

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