Saturday, April 23, 2011

Lost In the River of Grass by Ginny Rorby -- ADVISABLE

Rorby, Ginny. Lost In the River of Grass, 252 pgs. Carolrhoda Lab (Lerner), 2011. $17.95. Sexual Content-G; Language-PG (15 swears); Violence-G.

Thirteen-year-old Sarah doesn’t have any friends at Glade’s Academy. Her science teacher persuades her to go on a school trip to the Everglade’s in an attempt to make friends. Mosquito bites and mean girls make Sarah feel miserable. A young and handsome guy from the camp named Andy invites her to go on an airboat ride through the Everglades. Sarah pretends to have cramps to escape her school group and secretly goes out with Andy. Disaster strikes when they are miles away from the camp and the airboat sinks. Nobody knows where they are. Their only hope for survival is to walk through the water and mud, trying to avoid alligators and starvation.

An action packed, fast-paced survival story that will appeal to reluctant readers.

MS – ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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