Book & Author Details:
Shipwreck by Gail Gernat
Publication date: January 3rd 2018
Genres: Sci-Fi; Young Adult
Fiery-haired Bridgit has a temper as hot as her hair, so when the colony transport gets into trouble in deep space she must work with the only other person awake; the man she most despises. Despite their best efforts, the ship crashes on an unknown planet. Bridgit is forced into impossible situations in order to survive and protect the remaining colonists.
This short story started with promise, albeit laced with frustration around the interactions between Bridgit and her co-pilot, Oliver.
And ultimately, therein lies my issue with this story. Bridgit and her ability to interact as an adult with other people. I’m afraid that I didn’t take to her at all, finding her behaviour to be somewhat juvenile and petulant.
I think that this story perhaps was adversely affected by the format and restricted page count. It felt rushed.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Gail Gernat lives in Northern Ontario, in the country with her beloved husband, Norman, a crazy dog and two aging tom cats. While being involved in many projects, this award winning author enjoys being very close to nature. Gail is also living with lymphoma and these factors inform much of her writing.