by Paul Griffin, Illustrated By Paul Ronstant

Scholastic Press
April 2017

Ages 12 – 14 . Grades 7 – 9

Lexile measure: HL580L


Guided Reading: Z+



Matt and John are best friends working out in Montauk for the summer. When Driana, JoJo and Stef invite the boys to their Hamptons mansion, Matt and John find themselves in a sticky situation where temptation rivals sensibility. The newfound friends head out into the Atlantic after midnight in a stolen boat. None of them come back whole, and not all of them come back.

Worlds collide when the group ventures out to sea aboard a small boat that Stef sneaks out from her dad's dock. As the waves rise and the fragile vessel weakens, things go horribly wrong. Adrift at sea for days, who will have what it takes to survive?
Paul Griffin

Paul Griffin is the critically acclaimed author of many novels, including Ten Mile River, The Orange Houses, Stay with Me, Burning Blue, Adrift, as well as the middle grade novels When Friendship Followed Me Home and Saving Marty. Paul lives in Manhattan with his family, along with several maniac dogs. He can be found online at