Sarah Robinson is deeply troubled in the wake of her dad's second marriage. She now has to deal with a new stepmom and two stepbrothers, Marco, who is her age, and Nacho, who's younger. Even though they've all moved from Texas to California to start life as a new, blended family, none of the kids seem remotely happy about it.Sarah's dad and stepmom then decide to take the whole family on a special vacation in order to break the ice and have everyone get to know one another. They'll fly to Tahiti, charter a boat, and go sailing for a few days. It'll be an adventure, right? Wrong. Dead wrong. "Shipwreck Island "is the first installment in a series from S. A. Bodeen.
S. A. Bodeen is the author of "The Gardener" and several picture books, including "Elizabeti's Doll," winner of the Ezra Jack Keats Award. "The Compound" earned her an ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults, a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, and a "Publishers Weekly" "Flying Start." Bodeen grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Her first friends were cows, which she named after characters in books. From there she went on to be a Peace Corps volunteer in East Africa and has lived in seven states, as well as a remote Pacific island. She adores books and is a big fan of cheese. She lives in Oregon.