If We Survive by Andrew Klavan
Will Peterson and three other high school friends travel with their pastor to Central America to rebuild a school. Their experience was typical of any mission trip, until the hour before they are scheduled to leave. While waiting at the cantina for their pilot, the revolution that had been boiling in the country engulfs them into a life or death adventure.
Klavan writes an exciting story. Klavan is a great storyteller and will not disappoint his fans. Although there is interaction between the characters, the strength of this novel is the fast-moving plot. The story is told in the first person through Will. Will lives through many perilous episodes and Klavan reveals how someone might act in the face of death. The character of Nicki aggravated me at times with her whinny behavior and her description as being a beautiful young woman. I did enjoy this book and found it hard to put down even with the little bit of criticism about the character of Nicki. I would recommend this to readers who enjoy fast action paced stories. I look forward to the next Young Adult book that Klavan will write.
Note: I received an electronic version of this title through NetGalley from Thomas Nelson for an honest review.