Against All Odds
'I just want to warn you. You're going to dive to the end of the cave. You're going to see these kids. They're all looking healthy and happy and smiley. Then, you're going to swim away, and they're probably all going to die.' In June 2018, for 17 days, the world watched and held its breath as the Wild Boar soccer team were trapped deep in a cave in Thailand. Marooned beyond flooded cave passages…

Did you know that a whole soccer team was trapped in a cave with the water coming in, and there was a race against time to rescue them? It’s not a story, it happened in real life!

Against All Odds was really exciting because there was a lot of tension. It was nerve wracking that two of the boys might not survive. I’ve never read anything quite like it. I really liked how they wrote it from the perspective of two people who were actually part of the mission, because I got to see what they were thinking.

Reviewed by Xanthe, Melbourne Girls Grammar