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Dawn Patrol

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Everything stops making sense for extreme surfer Kevin Taylor after his parents die in a plane crash. When Kevin disappears, leaving only a cryptic note, his best friends Luca and Esme have no choice but to try and find him. Their journey takes them to the coast of Panama, where they must confront unfriendly locals, a surfer who seems bent on destroying them, and monster w ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Orca (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jul 06, 2012 Sherri rated it liked it
Teens Esme and Luca are off to Boca del Mar, an island off Panama, after graduating from high school. Sounds like a fun summer vacation, right? Not quite. Six months ago Esme’s boyfriend, Kevin, lost both of his parents in a tragic plane crash. Three months ago, Kevin disappeared. Knowing Kevin’s love of surfing and chasing the next largest wave, they figure he’ll show up in Boca as 40-50 foot waves are predicted in the next week.

Since Luca and Kevin have been best friends forever, Luca joined
Ida rated it it was amazing
Nov 29, 2012
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Aug 07, 2012
Luca and Esme love to surf. So does their friend Kevin, but he has disappeared. They decide that he may have gone to Panama for the big waves. When they get there, they discover that there is a lot more going on than they realized and they have a lot more to worry about than just the next big wave. A longer than usual Orca sports book that will be appealing to younger students even though the protagonists are all 17 or 18 years old.
Oct 10, 2012 Kris rated it really liked it
Recommended for gr. 6-12. High interest-low level book, the main characters have recently graduated from high school so I think it could appeal to older teens with a low reading level.

Friends Esme and Luca have traveled to an island off the coast of Panama both to surf and to look for Esme's boyfriend Kevin who has been out of touch since shortly after his parents were killed. The surfing action felt very realistic, and the mystery of what has happened to Kevin moves along briskly. An attractive
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Dec 19, 2012
Jan 13, 2013 Helen rated it liked it
Shelves: waw-options
It wasn't until I finished this book that I realized the author was Canadian and therefore not eligible for the WAW award. It was a pretty good book, though. My sport enthusiasts would really like it. This is part of an extreme sports series I may need to get for my library.
In this book, Lucas and Esme travel to Panama looking for Kevin who disappeared after his parents were killed. Kevin is Esme's boyfriend and Luca's best friend so they're worried and trying to find him on the island where his
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Absolutely horrible book lacking depth and a good storyline. The characters are extremely flat and don't change throughout the whole book. It was boring.
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What a fun book to read I was sad to see it end.
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This book was good it had a really great plot to it but the ending was sorta confusing
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Jeff Ross is an award-winning author of seven novels for young adults. He currently teaches scriptwriting and English at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, where he lives with his wife and two sons.
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