Preller, James The Courage Test, 212 pages. Feiwel and Friends, 2016. $17. Content: G (mild danger).
Will may want to play with his All-Star baseball team, but instead he is forced to accompany his estranged father on a camping trip along the Lewis and Clark Trail. Yes, Will maybe named after the explorers, and he likes camping and rafting, but that doesn’t mean he wants anything to do with his father, who left him and his mother behind for a new girlfriend. But the lure of the wilds also helps Will bring his own life and resistance back into focus and allows the two the reconnect despite their differences.
Will and his father have adventures and problems enough to interest an adventure fiction reader. A good optional choice to beef up your boy book collection.
EL, MS – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library Teacher