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I was sent this eArc a awhile back.
And, I LOVE a good survival story. Especially for kids.
Lost in the River of Grass by Ginny Rorby is a great book. It is scheduled to be released by Carolrhoda Books (Andrew Karre's imprint) in March 2011.
A science-class field trip to the Everglades is supposed to be fun, but Sarah's new at Glades Academy, and her fellow freshmen aren't exactly making her feel welcome. When an opportunity for an unauthorized side trip on an airboat presents itself, it seems like a perfect escape--an afternoon without feeling like a sore thumb. But one simple oversight turns a joyride into a race for survival across the river of grass. Sarah will have to count on her instincts--and a guy she barely knows--if they have any hope of making it back alive.
I loved the survival aspect. YA for "City mouse visits Country mouse". City girl goes to everglades, gets lost, and meets local woodland boy who rescues her.
This book touched on my biggest fears: snakes, gators, being lost, and surviving in the wild with no hair gel or chocolate. The Everglades scare me so this was a way to go there without getting my feet wet :)
If you thought getting through school and boys and publishing was hard? be glad you are not stuck in the Everglades.
I think it's a great book for boys and girls.
Add it to your list.
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