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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 128
Themes: Survival, adventure
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/03/2007
Lexile Level: 590
Fry Reading Level: 2.5
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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 go for help—alone.

The Alan Review - October 1, 2007
"Manages to combine an exciting adventure with a reading level suited to struggling readers."
KLIATT - September 2, 2007
"A story chock-full of action and drama...The reader feels fear, discomfort, and desperate urgency along with the characters."
Resource Links - April 1, 2007
"Should be popular with teen boys as well as the growing number of fans of the Orca Soundings series."
CM Magazine - February 1, 2007
"Interesting, believable characters and an intriguing plot-line."
Kirkus Reviews - February 1, 2007
"Combining plenty of action with realistically cogent concerns, this should find some success with its target audience."

Awards

YALSA Quick Picks  | 2008 | Long-listed
CCBC Best Books   | 2008 | Commended
PSLA Top Forty  | 2007 | Commended

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