Book Review: Wreckage

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Wreckage is not a prepper book.

When I picked it up, I wasn't expecting to think about prepping or survival. I was expecting to lose myself, for just a few hours, in a world of mystery, excitement, and lies.

But aside from the psychological draw of the story, it really is a survival book.

Lillian is not prepared to get stranded on a deserted island for 20 months with the company of strangers. She's not prepared for much of anything. Armed with her Jansport bag, she makes it to shore with a makeup bag, a sewing kit, a bottle of water, and a granola bar.

Oh, and there's the romance novel she was reading on the plane. That's there, too.

When I finished reading the book, I was left with the age-old question: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what would you bring?

A better question becomes, if you were stranded on a deserted island, would you have the skills to survive?

When you think of prepping, don't just think of stocking up on food or making lists of supplies. Think of the attitude it takes to survive. Survival is more than just a can of dehydrated fruit. It's learning to take what's around you and make it work for you.

Wreckage reminds us of this in a beautiful way.

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