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The Darwin Expedition (Orca Currents)

3.41  ·  Rating Details  ·  51 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Tej and Liam are going snowboarding. When they take a shortcut over a treacherous logging road and have an accident, their adventure becomes more about survival than fresh powder. Tracked by a hungry bear, while trying to outrun the weather without any food, Tej and Liam learn about their friendship and what it will take to survive. When Tej is hurt, Liam decides he has to ...more
Paperback, 100 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Orca Book Publishers (first published January 1st 2007)
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Brady Bonnell
May 27, 2014 Brady Bonnell rated it really liked it
My opinion about Diane Tullson’s book The Darwin Expedition is balanced. It is about a spunky 16 teen year old boy named Liam and his older (cousin/brother) Tej. One day the boys were up on a mountain skiing but as they were on their way home Tej’s truck slides off the rainy road and rolls down the side of the mountain. Now stranded Liam and Tej (once hated each other) have to rely on the other to survive the mials of thick forest. Through the book the boys take on many obstacles to try to survi ...more
Megan
This was a really good book, one that I think young men would really enjoy but that is also an interesting read for girls too. The story is about two friends on their way snowboarding when they crash off the road, a road which is a logging road and is hardly used at that time of year. So they quickly have to find a way to survive the forest and get to civilization. There are many intriguing things that happen to them, the story felt much longer than just a hundred pages, and was all in all a fun ...more
Jesus
Nov 16, 2015 Jesus rated it it was amazing
Do Liam and Tej make out alive?? You want to read about this book and find out more what happens to Liam and Tej. Go to your closest library and search for this book. The title of this book is called Darwin Expedition. The author is Diane Tullson. The Darwin Expedition is about two boys who get into a car accident and go into a ditch. They are pretty far from the town so they try going through the woods. They struggle Liam gets injured and they find bears on their way back home… Read more to fin ...more
Thomas
Dec 17, 2014 Thomas rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book. It was very action packed. I have to say that this book would probably not be good for a girl to read. They would most likely not enjoy it. But, guys of any ages would like this book. Because it is very suspenseful and it is one of those books that you would like to see how you would handle yourself in that certain situation.
Cesar
Feb 25, 2016 Cesar rated it liked it

The story is about that these two kids went to go snow boarding and went through the woods for a short cut to get to the snow boarding faster. But on the way there they got lost and then going through the woods a bear spotted them in the woods and then they were running trying to find a way out of the woods to get rid of that bear. I liked the part when they were getting chased by a bear because it added more action to the story and want to know what is going to happen next in the story. I like
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Taylor
Jan 26, 2009 Taylor rated it really liked it
The Darwin Expedition was pretty good on my standards. It's about two guys that are driving and crash into the middle of a forest. They then have to survive until they can get back to the road where someone can help them. In most books you can predict the ending easily, but in The Darwin Expedition my prediction was completely wrong. The ending was exciting because I expected one of those same-old happy endings but got something much better. To me it was a very good book because it had a lot of ...more
Eva
Feb 15, 2014 Eva rated it did not like it
Poorly written with no plot or character development. There is no possible way a reader can feel any empathy for these characters.
Trent
Nov 08, 2013 Trent rated it really liked it
The Darwin Expedition by Diane Tullson is a book about two people that are going snowboarding and their wheels slip on the icy back road. They have to survive and find their way back to the highway. But they will be stalked by bears. What will they do and when will they make it out?
Mr. Baad
Jul 01, 2010 Mr. Baad rated it liked it
Shelves: action-suspense
A quick and exciting read about two boys' experience in the wilderness after sliding off a logging road. Lost, they attempt to find their way back to the highway only to discover they are being tracked by a grizzly bear. A fast-paced story with two developed and complex characters.
Teen
Two teens heading off on a road trip have a car accident on a lonely road, and have more of a wilderness experience than they had bargained for.
Collin
Sep 21, 2010 Collin rated it it was amazing
This is a book for whom ever likes to read suspense and thriller books that keep you wanting more!
Mary
Feb 23, 2009 Mary rated it did not like it
Good for people who don't like reading. It wasn't obnoxious or anything, just not real engaging.
Martha
Mar 09, 2008 Martha rated it did not like it
A stupid book about people stupid enough to remove themselves from the evolutionary chain.
Jessie
Nov 10, 2012 Jessie rated it liked it
Shelves: canada
If this had been longer it would have been a great book.
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Diane Tullson is a professional writer. She has published several books for young adults and written for magazines such as Canadian Living and Westworld. She has an MFA in Creative Writing, BA in English Literature, and has studied journalism and editing. Diane Tullson lives with her family near Vancouver, BC.
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