"A skillfully crafted novel by an author with a genuine flair for originality and the kind of narrative driven storytelling that holds the reader's engaged attention from beginning to end, "Stranded On Castaway Island" by Amy Laundrie is an extraordinarily entertaining read, and one that is especially appropriate and recommended for middle school, high school, and community library contemporary YA fiction collections."
“Laundrie's presentations captivate even the most restless youngsters. Her enthusiasm and excitement are irresistible. A sentence or two from her and the audience is hushed and focused on every word and gesture. And this is just the beginning, because Laundrie's presentation is followed by a variety of hands-on activities that reinforce the concepts she just shared. Make a fishing pole from scraps found on the beach? You bet! Build a shelter from next to nothing? Or a fire without a match? Absolutely! Laundrie's passion ignites the excitement and creativity of her listeners in the best possible way. Highly recommended.”