Tag Archives: survival

Wild Bird – Wendelin Van Draanen

From the publisher: 3:47 a.m. That’s when they come for Wren Clemens. She’s hustled out of her house and into a waiting car, then a plane, and then taken on a forced march into the desert. This is what happens … Continue reading

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The Raft – S.J. Bodeen

Robie has been raised on the isolated island of Midway by her scientist parents.  She is visiting her aunt in Hawaii who has to suddenly leave town on business.  Robie decides to get on the supply plane back to Midway … Continue reading

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Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas

The story opens with master assassin Celaena surviving her first year of a life sentence in the brutal salt mines following betrayal.  The tyrant king has planned a competition to appoint a King’s Assassin and the dashing Crown Prince has … Continue reading

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Monument 14 – Emmy Laybourne

This engaging survival, disaster book is also a study of social dynamics and society’s response to catastrophe.  Some rise to the occasion and some fail miserably.  Set in the small town of Monument, Colorado, a sudden massive hailstorm hits with … Continue reading

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The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure – Martin W. Sandler

I cannot begin to improve upon the summary provided by the publisher, so I will not try.  The synopsis from the publisher: In 1897, whaling in the Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast was as dangerous as it was lucrative. And … Continue reading

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Ice Island – Sherry Shahan

Tatum’s father competed in the Jr. Iditarod in his youth and she desperately wants to follow in his footsteps.  The story opens with Tatum watching for racers to cross the Iditarod’s finish line in Nome, Alaska, and being given one … Continue reading

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Variant – Robinson Wells

I like this.  I like this better than The Maze Runner and I really like that. Benson Fisher is a teen who has no ties to anyone, having been shuffled through a series of foster homes.  He earns a scholarship … Continue reading

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