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Trouble in the Hills

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  5 reviews
After a fight with his father, Cam takes to the hills that surround his small, mountain community where an error in judgment leads to a serious mountain biking accident. As he slowly makes his way back to town over cold, inhospitable terrain, he encounters a trio of kidnappers, the girl who escaped them, his former best friend, and a gang of drug runners.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 15th 2011 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside
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Lisa Dalrymple
Dec 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Inside Helaine Becker, there must reside the soul of a 15-year-old boy. I know this because I just spent the afternoon pulled into into the world of Cam Stewart, the mountain-biking, adventurous and somewhat rebellious main character of Trouble in the Hills.

Grounded by his father, Cam takes off into the mountains near his home for an early spring run on his bike. After an epic wipe-out during which he barely cheats death, Cam struggles to make it down the mountain before nightfall. However, wit
Regina Gluchowski
Feb 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Again, Helaine Becker is very in touch with teenagers' thoughts, concerns, and lingo. Delves into political current events, immigration, drug and people trafficking. I really appreciate the story and characters- Lovable and troubled teenagers. Just be cautious of the realistic teenage language. This book is probably more suited for later middle school and/or high school. Could be sensitive language for immature and/or 'not ready for this language and dialogue' middle school readers. Yet it is re ...more
Rachel Seigel
Feb 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
A high action, exciting adventure/survival story that will keep young teens turning the pages. Perfect for reluctant readers. There is some swearing, but it's fairly light and shouldn't deter readers from picking it up. ...more
Sep 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I remember the first time I read this I was hanging off of each word, now reading it again the suspense was as intense as the first time.
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Helaine Becker has written over 70 books, including the #1 National bestseller, A Porcupine in a Pine Tree,and its sequel, Dashing through the Snow, Sloth at the Zoom, Dirk Daring, Secret Agent, the Looney Bay All-Stars chapter book series, non-fiction including Counting on Katherine, Worms for Breakfast and Zoobots (all Junior Library Guild Selections), Monster Science, You Can Read, Lines Bars a ...more

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