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PUYB Virtual Book Club > Escape Through the Wilderness by Gary Rodriguez

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Dorothy Thompson (pumpupyourbook) | 540 comments Mod
Pump Up Your Book is proud to be representing Gary Rodriguez, author of the teens/children's book, ESCAPE THROUGH THE WILDERNESS, as he tours the blogosphere March 2 - May 29!

Sixteen-year-old Savannah Evans walks with a slight limp thanks to a gymnastics’ accident that dashed her Olympic dreams, but didn’t stop her from attending an adventure camp in Idaho. At Camp Arrowhead, she quickly befriends Jade Chang and Rico Cruz, but Conner Swift taunts Savi because of her injury.

When the four are teamed together for an overnight white-water river rafting adventure, Savi refuses to get in the same raft with Conner. Unfortunately, the director will not reassign her.

A fun expedition down the river turns into a nightmare when their raft slams into a huge rock and their adult guide disappears down the river.

Without their guide and desperately trying to steer an out-of-control raft, they pass the “last chance” marker and enter the larger rapids. With Jade pinned between the raft and a rock, and Rico clinging to a lifeline, Savi must cut the raft free.

When the four drag themselves out of the river, they’re bruised, beaten, lost, and twenty-five miles from camp. Because of late-night campfire tales of Vexel, a vicious animal that roams the nearby woods, Savi and the others are terrified.

Savi becomes the unlikely leader who tries to guide the group back to Camp Arrowhead. Limited supplies, injuries, and the constant threat of Vexel—who Savi fears is stalking them, complicate the harrowing return trip.

Readers will enjoy dramatic survival scenes and the group working together, solving problems, and learning to overcome adversity.

Please add your discussion about this book in the comments below, as well as any links to reviews, interviews, guest posts and book spotlights.

Cheryl Malandrinos | 57 comments My review of the first chapter appears at https://childrensandteensbookconnecti...

message 3: by Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews (last edited May 04, 2015 07:12PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews (hugbandit7) | 1 comments wow, kept me on the edge of my seat!

review will be live tomorrow on my blog - http://wp.me/p3T1zD-1PF

already posted here on GR

Cheryl Malandrinos | 57 comments My review of this book appears at https://childrensandteensbookconnecti...

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