You’ve become frenemies with your sister and now you’re both trapped on a deserted island with a cute boy. How do you survive your sister and the island? Who wins the apex of the  love triangle? Does that even matter? Find out more about A Map for Wrecked Girls and our survival guide after the jump.




8.15 A Map for Wrecked Girls

Emma has always orbited Henri, her fierce, magnetic queen bee of an older sister, and the two have always been best friends. Until something happens that wrecks them.

I’d trusted Henri more than I’d trusted myself. Wherever she told me to go, I’d follow.

Then the unthinkable occurs—a watery nightmare off the dazzling coast. The girls wash up on shore, stranded. Their only companion is Alex, a troubled boy agonizing over his own secrets. Trapped in a gorgeous hell, Emma and Alex fall together as Emma and Henri fall catastrophically apart. To find their way home, the sisters must find their way back to each other. But there’s no map for this. Can they survive the unearthing of the past and the upheaval of the present?

For the first time, I was afraid we’d die on this shore.




Jessica Taylor Author Photo

Jessica Taylor adores atmospheric settings, dangerous girls, and characters who sneak out late at night. She lives in Northern California, not far from San Francisco, with a law degree she isn’t using, one dog, and many teetering towers of books.


I use the old adage: if I don’t have to carry it, I’ll pack it. I constantly overpack for trips (you can ask Ann-Eliza who has beared witness to my overpacking throughout the years), especially in terms of clothes. So, what would I pack for a boat trip and, also, why would the boat capsize? Well, it’s because I have all these items on my person and snugly packed in my backpack and picnic basket.

So, when I’ve managed to get to the island with my gear. What do I do with it? It’s important to STOP.  What??  Well, the Boy Scouts use the mnemonic device to “STOP”, which stands for “Stop, Think, Observe, and Plan.”  They also provide this list, in order of what you should be doing in order of priority:

1. Find a source of drinking water (I included water purification drops in my picnic basket)
2. Find/build a shelter (this is what the picnic blanket, muu muu and towel is for)
3. Build a fire (matches in the picnic basket)
4. Create rescue signals.
5. Find a source of food (we can start by rationing what’s in the picnic basket)
6. Create tools for catching food (there is a Swiss Army Knife to help you fashion some)
7. Fashion weapons for self defense (see #6)
8. Create a raft to leave the island

I also packed a few types of sunscreen, first aid kit, and thermoses in lieu of glassware in the picnic basket (because glass is bad luck on a boat).  The extra clothing can help those without proper physical sun barriers and to help build So with this quick overview.  With this extremely short lesson, I’m totally ready to get into A Map for Wrecked Girls and hope you are, too.



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August 7 – Novel Novice – Styled By A Map for Wrecked Girls
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