Lost in the River of Grass by Ginny Rorby
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Sara is on a field trip to the Everglades with 10 students from her school. She doesn't fit in. She is from a family without financial means, and is at the school on scholarship. She feels separated from the other students, and feels like she is looked down upon.
She decides to skip a tour with her classmates and go on a boat ride with a cute boy she met. He was fixing his dad's air boat, and invited her for a ride. His name is Andy.
She tells the teacher she is sick and goes on a fun date with Andy. They get to a small island, eat some snacks and go back to the boat to find that it has sunk into the murky water. Their location is remote, and neither of them told anyone that they were going into the Everglades.
They realize that help would be a long time coming and begin a dangerous trek across the swamp.
I liked this story of survival. I think that it is appropriate for a young audience. There is mild swearing, but the message is great. Each one of us has it within ourselves to survive against the odds
I received a copy of this book for review from Netgalley. It is not scheduled to be published until March of 2011. Make sure to mark it and put it on your wish list.
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