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Although this book is often touted as a science fiction thriller, it has more to do with the immutable survival instinct of the Human spirit. The story revolves around five friends who get blown off course with their hot air balloon and crash onto an uncharted island. The rest of the story revolves around the strange island, its inhabitants and how they get rescued in the end. The story has been well crafted right from page one and Verne skillfully draws you in so much so that you are unable to put the book down.
What makes this book stand out?
Well-paced plot; strong characters and the perfect ending
Read it for
Verne at his creative best
Don't read it for
if you are not into science fiction then you may want to give this a miss