Age: 13+ & YA
Publication date: March 2014
World Rights Rights sold: USA
When hope is all you have, survival is all you can fight for …
A crew of five young adventurers are toughing it out together, sailing around the world on a gruelling charity challenge. They are used to being pushed to the limit, but nothing could have prepared them for being kidnapped. When they are taken hostage by a notorious warlord and his band of child soldiers, the trip of a lifetime turns into a one-way journey into the heart of the African jungle.
My rucksack thuds on to the wooden pontoon and all the stress of getting here falls away with it. I feel light and dizzy, like I’ve just ditched the last thing that anchored me to reality. Beyond the purple shadows of the city buildings, the rocky coastline of South Africa reaches out on