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Alive
Alive | Piers Paul Read
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LOST 1972. A plane has crashed in the Andes mountains. The passengers are hopelessly lost in one of the most isolated places on earth. ABANDONED Almost three months later, two of the survivors, emaciated and frozen, reach the authorities and lead a rescue team to the remaining fourteen passengers. ALIVE The rescue team are shocked when they reach the crash-site. Food supplies have long gone, and the remains of the dead lie scattered among the fuselage. It is only too clear how these passengers have managed to stay alive ...
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5feet.of.fury
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1. Alive the Story of the Andes Survivors
2. Snakes on a plane
3. Leaving on a jet plane by John Denver

#manicmonday

@JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙🛩💙 4mo
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Emily2002
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I read this in my tenth grade English class it‘s about a group of rugby players that want to go to Chile but their plane crashes in the Andes.In the beginning I didn‘t really enjoy this book at all,but when we found out more about the characters and there real life experiences I started to really enjoy it.I thought this book was really interesting,and emotional I loved it when they finally reunited with their families again totally recommend!!

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Emily2002
Alive | Piers Paul Read

Reading in my tenth grade English class

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RowReads1
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1.Alive
2. See above
3. Cold as ice by Foreigner
#ManicMonday @JoScho

⛄️❄️🌬

JoScho 💙💙💙 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We chose the same song! 🙌🏻 10mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks me too. I 💙 Foreigner. 10mo
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Reviewsbylola
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It was 1972 when a plane full of Uruguayan rugby players crashed deep in the Andes. Shockingly, the majority of the occupants lived over 10 weeks in frigid temperatures. Food ran out long before they were rescued, so they were forced to resort to cannibalizing their dead companions.

#babyitscoldoutside #winterwonderland

TrishB Not read the book, have seen the film though! 12mo
Cinfhen I liked this one, I know you were iffy about it. Good pick!! I‘m still shocked how they were able to survive 🥶🥶 12mo
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Clevercactus
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Let‘s be honest. The true story of the plane carrying a Uraguayan rugby team that crashed into the Andes in 1973 continues to intrigue. The young men were stranded over 10 weeks. While most died, the survivors were forced to resort to anthropophagy in order to remain alive. The movie deals with the cannibalism of these young men in a very sanitized fashion whereas the book is far more graphic but respectful. Who would not break a taboo to live?

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Clevercactus
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Next up on #litsyatoz is Alive by Piers Paul Read that was turned into a pretty mediocre movie starring Ethan Hunt.

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Clevercactus
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My Litsy A to Z challenge is Books into Movies. Here are my standings thus far. #litsyatoz #litsyatoz2018 #booksintomovies

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Valink
Alive | Piers Paul Read
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The movie based on this event is what led me to become a vegetarian.

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I.readalot
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A fascinating and well written account of the 1972 plane crash in the Andes mountains and what the survivors endured for 10 weeks and the unimaginable things they had to do in order to survive. Most of all, I was astounded by their strong desire, determination, and faith to stay alive and find help. Highly recommend!

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Reviewsbylola
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This is a tentative pick for me. Certainly a compelling story, the survivors of a plane crash in the Andes mountains struggle to survive for 72 days in brutal weather conditions. The only food onboard is chocolate and wine, so they must resorting to eating their dead companions. My biggest issue with the book is I found it impossible to keep everyone straight. A list in the beginning would be 👍🏻👍🏻. #booked2018 #setoutdoors

GripLitGrl This was one hell of a true story 2y
emilyhaldi Some similarities to my post for today‘s prompt too... 😬 2y
Cinfhen I agree! The names were confusing which is the issue I had with the Chilean Mine disaster, and a list of names would have been very helpful. It‘s still a powerful story and certain one of resilience 2y
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Cinfhen Great pick for #booked2018 2y
Reggie Have you seen the movie? It‘s pretty good. 2y
Reviewsbylola I have not but I‘ve heard great things! @reggie 2y
Reviewsbylola Yes, it would have been so simple to add a list of names at the beginning. @Cinfhen Especially one that showed who was on the rugby team. I had a lot of trouble keeping up with the relationships between the boys too. (edited) 2y
Cinfhen I know!! I couldn‘t keep track of the mothers & the sisters either 🙄if only their names were John, Debbie, jack & Sue 😉 2y
Mdargusch Sounds so tragic. 😢 2y
rabbitprincess This does sound like an interesting book! Maybe I'll check online for a list of names and stick it in the beginning of the book before I start 😉 2y
Reviewsbylola Wikipedia has a great one if you don‘t mind knowing who dies when straight off the bat. @rabbitprincess 2y
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Reviewsbylola
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Ok so I got a bit confused on today‘s prompt. 😂 it‘s actually #justlikefire. And this surely involves fire since it‘s a plane crash right? 😂 Anywho, I need to #getmovin on my #pop18 and #booked2018 and this is perfect for Booked!

Cinfhen I thought this book was really well done. It‘s really a story of faith, bravery & courage and YES, perfect for #booked2018 #setoutdoors 2y
emilyhaldi Whatever works 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
Mdargusch I‘m sure there must‘ve been fire involved. 👍🏼 2y
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GripLitGrl
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vkois88 👍 2y
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Mindyrecycles
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I finished this one this morning. If you like narrative non-fiction, you really should read it...amazing story of human resilience and determination. #25infive

wintercherry I read this years ago, still remember how good it was. 2y
Andrew65 👏 2y
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Reviewsbylola
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This is on my TBR thanks to @Cinfhen . I decided to use it for the #booked2018 prompt for a book set outdoors and I can‘t wait to read it! There are 45 people aboard a plane in 1972 when it crashes in the Andes. Most of those 45 people are #doomed. The ones that live through the crash must survive in the Andes for 10 weeks before they are finally rescued. #aprella

emilyhaldi I would probably just kill myself and get it over with 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
Mdargusch Sounds like a great survival story. 2y
Eggs Survival can be ugly. Read book and watched film 2y
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Reviewsbylola Yeah that‘s a solid strategy. @emilyhaldi 2y
APLitlife Amazing book. 2y
Cinfhen Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts... I found the story really compelling 2y
Meredith3 Omg is this the story where they resort to cannibalism?! 2y
Meredith3 @emilyhaldi you made me lol for real 👏🏻 (edited) 2y
Reviewsbylola Yes I think so. @Meredith3 2y
emilyhaldi @Meredith3 lol, everytime Alex and I watch Walking Dead he's like "this is so dumb, I would have killed myself a LONG time ago" ?? 2y
Meredith3 @emilyhaldi omg he is so dramatic! He totally would still be alive if he were there! 2y
emilyhaldi Ummmm I'm not so sure @Meredith3 🙄 2y
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Mindyrecycles
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When I was a teenager, I was riveted by this book about the Andes flight disaster. I've been wanting to reread it. #planes #readingresolutions @Jess7

Bklover I read this years ago with morbid fascination. loved it. 2y
Ms_T I‘ve not read the book the the film was really good. 2y
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violabrain
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Wow, what an amazing story! This book tells the story of the Uruguayan rugby team that crashed in the Andes in the 1970s and how they survived for over 2.5 months. Definitely give this one a read!

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DeborahSmall
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#NuYear #TheAircrashBureau “On October 12, 1972, a plane carrying a team of young rugby players crashed into the remote, snow-peaked Andes. Out of the forty-five original passengers and crew, only sixteen made it off the mountain alive. For ten excruciating weeks they suffered deprivations beyond imagining.And to survive, they were forced to do what would have once been unthinkable ...” I saw this in the cinema when I was 16. Incredible story

emilyhaldi Wow 😨 2y
Tamra It is amazing! 2y
TrishB It is an amazing story!! 2y
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Oryx For some reason, this of one of those films that my sister and I watched about 30 times when we were teenagers... Probably a combo of only having videos taped off the TV and not much else going on in small town NI! But it is a really good film and amazing/harrowing true story. 2y
DeborahSmall @Oryx I watched it with my sister too. First time we saw it was at the cinema and we felt so grown up going for the first time 2y
Kimberlone Love the movie, have had the book forever and still haven‘t read. Going to get to it this year! 2y
Cinfhen So glad somebody choose this book!! It was so beautifully written and such an incredible story of courage and survival @Reviewsbylola I'm pretty sure I spotted this book in one of your #bookhauls!!!! 2y
Reviewsbylola You did! I am using it for one of the challenges this year! @Cinfhen (edited) 2y
Cathythoughts I had forgotten about this movie. I never saw it but the idea of it stayed in my mind for a long time 2y
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Cinfhen
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#DecDays Another book that will earn a spot on my #bestbook2017 list... On October 12, 1972, a plane carrying a team of young rugby players crashed into the remote, snow-peaked Andes. Out of the forty-five original passengers and crew, only sixteen made it off the mountain. Despite the freezing #cold conditions & dire circumstances the survivors made a pact . This true story of resilience, courage, belief & friendship is awe inspiring 🙌🏻❤️

Bookzombie I read this in high school. It was actually assigned, but I loved it. 2y
TrishB Good choice 👍🏻 2y
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Cinfhen That's awesome @SandyW @Bookzombie 🤗 thanks @trishb 2y
FountainBookstore Not really interested in the book, but thanks for the hot photo! 😉 2y
Cinfhen Haha @FountainBookstore Adam Levine is pretty hot, I agree 😍 2y
Reviewsbylola This is on my #tbrbingo and my #pop18 so I will get to it! 2y
Cinfhen Woohoo🙌🏻💕you know I'm a big fan... and the book has pictures 😁 @reviewbylola (edited) 2y
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callielafleur
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I read this in middle school, I believe. I also believe it gave me nightmares for days! But ever since, I've loved books about mountain climbing gone bad.

#Novemberbythenumbers #sixteen
@JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

Jen_Reads That movie scarred me. 2y
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Cinfhen
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#90sinJuly One of my favorite karaoke songs 🎤 🎵These four books are all excellent and feature #IceIceBaby ☃️☃️☃️☃️

drokka I think that he was at a concert here yesterday with C&C Music Factory, and some other 90s rappers/dance music performers. 2y
Reviewsbylola Gotta read Alive soon! 2y
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CoffeeCatsBooks
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I saw the film several years ago and picked this out of a stack of books a friend was giving away. I was struck by the ingenuity, endurance, and determination of these young men.

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Kimberlone
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Here's a Sunday evening #Riotgrams post. These are two #truestories that have been on the shelf for awhile but still unread.

Anyone else seen the movie for Alive? Highly recommend if you're into early-90s Ethan Hawke (who isn't?).

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Cinfhen
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#RockinMay Day 14 This is a powerful true story of survival, courage and faith. A plane transporting 70 passengers over the Andes mountain range crashed in 1972. Most did not survive. The 16 remaining passengers were remarkable #DontStopBelieving was their motto and anthem! They found ways to push through, persevere, and find comfort in each other and God. Gripping read. #BirthdayChallenge #FiveTissueRead #5555giveaway

CherylDeFranceschi It's your birthday? Happy Birthday!!! 🎉🎂🎉🍾 3y
Hooked_on_books Good choice for the prompt--great book! 3y
Cinfhen No, Not my birthday, yet 😉I'm reading 50 books starting from my birthday year (1966) going through current year. This was my 1974 birthday publication year choice😁but thanks for the birthday love 😘 @CherylDeFranceschi (edited) 3y
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LauraBeth We can just pretend it's your birthday! 🎉🎉 3y
Megabooks This movie scared me in high school, but I think I'm ready to tackle it at 37! Added to TBR! 3y
Cinfhen It's a really good read @bookandcooks those men, really boys are incredible...not a scary book but humbling in a sense. Glad you're gonna try it.. 3y
JaclynW I love the birthday challenge idea! 3y
Cinfhen Thanks @JaclynW I saw someone else had posted about the #birthdaychallenge and it seemed like a fun way to read some of those "older" books I had never read before...I've read 1966 -1975 and I've enjoyed 4/10 3y
Ms_T I haven't read the book the the film was really good. #Stacked 3y
Reviewsbylola This sounds great! 3y
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Cinfhen
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Still working my way through this true story of survival! Doing brunch the healthy way...spinach frittata (no dairy) for me & shakshuka for hubby 💙💚and we both passed on the delicious looking rustic bread

TrishB That looks lovely 💗 not read the book but seen the film with the same title. 3y
Simona Looks delicious 😋 😋😋❣️ 3y
Ms_T I've not read the book but the film was really good. Great looking food too 👌🏻 3y
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Reviewsbylola I hate healthy but that looks good! 3y
LauraBeth 😋😋 3y
Cinfhen I'm learning to really enjoy "healthy" eating ~ I mean my frittata has potatoes and sweet potatoes but still...yum is right @TrishB @Simona @Ms_T @Reviewsbylola @LauraBeth 3y
Gina I hope there is no cannibalism in it or that might sour the meal. Which by the way looks FABULOUS 3y
Cinfhen @Gina yup...it's there, starting on page 81. I'm on 168! But nope, it hasn't spoiled my appetite 😂 3y
Gina BAHAHAHAHA.... well ya gotta do what ya gotta do. 3y
Cinfhen I give those men & one woman such credit, what they endured is amazing @Gina 3y
Gina I really enjoy these kind of books. They give me a better perspective on my small problems. 3y
DebinHawaii Looks delicious!! 😋🍴 3y
saresmoore Yay frittata! My go-to special breakfast! 3y
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Cinfhen
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Enjoying my 1974 #birthdaychallenge read but loving my strawberry , banana , almond milk & dates smoothie ✅🍌 🍓 This book is really well written making it hard to believe I'm reading nonfiction.

dariazeoli That smoothie sounds delicious! 3y
Cinfhen It really was @dariazeoli 😋😋😋kind of want another but I finished my strawberries 😫 3y
ValerieAndBooks I remember reading this as a teenager-- it was my Dad's book-- and the discussion we had afterwards about it! 3y
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Cinfhen I haven't gotten to THAT part yet @ValerieAndBooks but I can imagine the discussions one could have! It's such a remarkable tale of survival and courage 💙 3y
Cinfhen How's your birthday Challenge going? @ValerieAndBooks 3y
EvieBee I read this a couple of years ago and loved it!! 3y
ValerieAndBooks @Cinfhen progressing slowly but good! I ordered this book from the year 1977, because I couldn't find anything in the local New or used bookstores: 3y
Cinfhen I haven't thought about my next read yet, although I wanted to complete at least 10 books by my birthday, which is the end of June. Any suggestions for 1975 @ValerieAndBooks ?!? 3y
Reviewsbylola Sounds very good! 3y
ValerieAndBooks @Cinfhen I was hoping to find either The Great Train Robbery by Crichton or Last Bus to Woodstock by Colin Dexter, but failing that, read this one instead and enjoyed it 😊 3y
Cinfhen I'm such a scatter brain sometimes @ValerieAndBooks I checked my list and saw I read Tuck Everlasting- I forgot I read out of order🤦‍♀️so now I'm looking at 1976 3y
ValerieAndBooks Those both look good! 3y
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Cinfhen
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#AlexGiveaway loving this nonfiction read...a true story of survival @Liberty and the Flynn is a favorite of my hubby's 🤓

Andrew65 I love the Mitch Rapp books too, such a shame Vince Flynn was taken from us too early! 😔 3y
Cinfhen @Andrew65 Haven't read the Flynn, maybe one day...I'm all about Gabriel Allon from the Daniel Silva series 😉 (edited) 3y
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Skyler
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An unbelievable survival tale that would seem ludicrous if it was fiction. BUT IT REALLY HAPPENED. This true story has it all - a plane crash, compelling characters, and CANNIBALISM. Not for those with weak stomachs.

#booktober #setinsouthamerica

Grimscythe I have this one sitting on my to-read shelf. Picked it up for a quarter. I hope I'll enjoy it! 3y
Skyler @EMJenkinson I loved it! If you like adventure tales and aren't too squeamish, it's an incredible read. 3y
Grimscythe @Skyler I'm the opposite of squeamish when it comes to books. 😼 3y
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Bookzombie
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#FunFridayPhoto I have several favorite books like The Scarlet Letter and Tess of the D'Urbervilles, but I often think of this one. I can't remember why it was assigned in high school, but this story of survival has stuck with me for years. Later I also read Miracle in the Andes, which was written by one of the survivors.

I don't have this on my shelf so phot credit to Goodreads. 🤓

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Josie
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#FunFridayPhoto! Cold weather book! This book tells the true story of the men who survived a plane crash in the Andes mountains! A sad but intriguing story of survival, strength and being stuck in ridiculously cold weather! One of my favorite non fiction reads of the past few years!

LaurenReads I watched a documentary on this a few years ago - scary! I'll have to read this. 3y
Josie @LaurenReads it was really good! They made a movie, too! Which wasn't bad! It used to be on Netflix. Not sure if it still is. 3y
Bookzombie This is one of my favorite non-fiction books, also! 3y
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