I liked Bodeen's The Compound and that is why I picked The Raft. I didn't enjoy this one as much though. Something was not quite there for me. However, I did like that Robie wasn't a know-it-all girl. She even didn't know how to swim properly!I also like how she survived and the choices she made were very credible. I hate when character know it all and act in a way that we would definitely not act in real life.All in all the book is a quick nice read but as I mentioned above, something it's just missing.