My rating: 4/5 stars
This was a good contemporary standalone that doesn't have a heavy romance plot - there is a very light romance, but it's not central to the plot. Most contemporaries seem to revolve around romance - which, admittedly, I like, but it's nice to take a break. This is more like a survival story with a bullying background.
This book worried me in the beginning because I hadn't realized it was a about a girl on a church retreat. once I read that part, I was afraid it would be too religiously themed for me. But I think it struck a good balance of exploring religious ideas without preaching too much. After being lost in the woods for days, Hallie understandably starts to question god and her new friend Rachel isn't sure she believes at all. While Hallie eventually accepts god in the end, it doesn't feel preachy - it felt honest. This is how she feels and what she believes but she doesn't judge Rachel for questioning it.