The Raft

By: Emily Kehoe

Big Ideas

Some big ideas in my novel are survival and hope.


The theme of my story is never give up. This is my theme because Robie, the main character, has to survive on a raft at sea and on a stranded island. She has no food or fresh water. She always tells herself to keep going, even when it seems impossible.


The setting of my story is Hawaii, the ocean surrounding Hawaii, and an island. Without this setting there would be no story because if Robie didn't have to survive on a stranded island and alone at sea, there would be nothing to make the story interesting.


Below are characters who are a big part of this novel.

Event 1- Hawaii

Robie is in Hawaii visiting her aunt. This is a big event because with Robie being in Hawaii, it affects later events, that are key to the story.

Event 2- Plane Crash

Robie is on a plane trying to get back to her home. The plane she's on crashes and she is left stranded out at sea.

Event 3- The NOAA Rescues Robie

A boat comes to the island that Robie is on. On the boat, she becomes healthy again from the lack of food, water, and personal hygiene. Robie's parents and aunt learns she is safe.


The climax of the story is when the plane crashes because that leads up to major events that effect Robie. Her whole life changes.


This song is "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus. It contributes to my book because it tells you that life is tough, and life will throw things at you. It also tells you to appreciate the little things in life. You will have struggles, but you need to push through them.
Miley Cyrus-The Climb lyrics