Last Updated on December 29, 2017 by ellen
Are you familiar with Jeff Probst Stranded series? If the name Jeff Probst sounds familiar, it’s probably because you know him as the host of the series Survivor. Survivor is one of Marty and my favorite shows to watch. As much as I enjoy Survivor, I had no idea that Jeff Probst was also a New York Time Best Selling Author! Jeff Probst Stranded series is an adventure series written for kids/young adults. There are currently six books in the series, and it has been featured on the Today Show, Rachel Ray, and Kelly and Michael. Books were provided for review, and this post contains affiliate links.
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Jeff Probst Stranded Series Review
Based on a blended family, much like Jeff Probst’s own, the Stranded series was written from Jeff Probst and his wife’s “desire to share stories of blended families living out amazing adventures”, encouraging middle grade readers to meet life’s challenges, whether it’s becoming a member of a new family, advancing to a new grade, or learning a new sport – with courage, tenacity, and teamwork.
The series begins with Vanessa, Carter, Jane, and Buzz on a family boating vacation designed to let them all get to know each other. After a massive storm, the kids are alone on a deserted island with no adults in the middle of the South Pacific. They need to learn to rely on each other despite their differences to learn to survive and try to make it home alive. Each of the first three stories in the original Stranded series focuses on the kids learning to survive and work together on the deserted island. The books included in the first portion of the series are:
- Stranded (Book 1)
- Trial by Fire (Book 2)
- Survivors (Book 3)
The second portion of the Jeff Probst Stranded series is Stranded Shadow Island. In this series, the kids and their parents are together on a honeymoon. The kids get separated from their parents when the wooden boat they were in got caught in the current. They end up on a deserted island that isn’t really deserted. On this island, only the leaders are allowed to leave, and they aren’t leaders. The kids need to overcome a number of obstacles if they are going to make it off the island. The books included in the second portion of the series are:
- Shadow Island Forbidden Passage (Book 4)
- Shadow Island The Sabotage (Book 5)
- Shadow Island Desperate Measures (Book 6)
The children in the stories range from 9 to 13, and I would say that’s the age that would most enjoy reading this series. Although to be honest, I loved the books I received and I am long past that age. If you have a child that enjoys adventure stories – or anyone that enjoys the Survivor series on television, I’m sure that they will love reading the Jeff Probst Stranded series.
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