Every once in a while you come across a fiction book with a concept so riveting, so well written that all you can do when you finish it is to ponder it and think on it and question how reading this book applies to your life. "Uncharted" is that kind of book.
Last fall Booklist named "Uncharted" as one of the Top Ten Books of 2006, and it certainly lived up to that honor. It was riveting, a page turner you cannot put down and in the end very thought provoking. The characters are well developed with personalities that are very different from each other and there are twists and turns you do not ever expect with an ending you wouldn't think of. It is both an entertaining read and a read that challenges you to think deeper. Got your curiosity going yet?
The story is hard to explain in a paragraph without giving anything away. In a nutshell, 5 college friends who have not seen each other in years, gather together to honor the memory of one of their friends by taking on a volunteer job in a poor island helping build a school. Enroute, nature hits them full force and they are thrown into a situation they could never have imagined.
I actually finished this book last week but could not put my thoughts together to write the review right away. I kept thinking on it and going over and over all the nuances and outcomes and how it might relate to my own life. This book stays with you long after you read it. I highly recommend this book. It's definitely a keeper that I will read over.