Monday, January 23, 2017
The Skeleton Tree
Chris is 12 years old and his Uncle Jack asks him to go on a sailing trip with him. His mom reluctantly lets him go. When Chris boards the boat there is another boy on board, Frank, a little older than he is. They are busy right away getting ready to travel and Uncle Jack says he will introduce them properly the next day, when they have more time. Before tomorrow comes, the boat sinks and Chris and Frank are the only survivors. They find themselves alone on a beach with nothing to help them survive. Frank is clearly the stronger of the two and shows his distain for Chris by bullying him constantly. Chris spends more time with a friendly raven that Frank hates and is clearly afraid of. Chris is persistent in trying to find out why Frank is so unhappy. Eventually they discover an unbelievable bond that explains Frank’s hostile behavior. They realize quickly that they have to work together to survive and last long enough for help to come.