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.
Early Praise for A Map for Wrecked Girls:
A Fall 2017 Junior Library Guild Selection!
A Barnes & Noble Teen Most-Anticipated Sophomore Novel
"Top notch—readers will be riveted." — Publisher's Weekly Review
"Survival and rescue from the island become a metaphor for Emma and Henri's healing—but with a new dynamic." — Kirkus Reviews
"Emotionally eviscerating. A gripping examination of the barbed-wire bonds between sisters that cut, protect, and don't let go. Prepare to feel." – Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval
"A masterfully written tale of survival, sisters, and love." – Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin'
"Jessica Taylor has written a heart-stopping page-turner that had me holding my breath, and more than once, too. With a masterful command of the language, she has told a story about heartbreak and surviving the unimaginable. I couldn't put this book down" – Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About Alice and Moxie
"A harrowing story of sisters in need or rescue that's so real, it'll have you shaking sand from your hair and wiping tears off the page." – Stacey Lee, author of Under a Painted Sky