Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (60)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.

Lost in the River of Grass
by Ginny Rorby

Release Date:
March 28, 2011


"I don't realize I'm crying until he glances at me. For a moment, I see the look of anguish in his eyes, then he blinks it away and slips off into the water. I immediately think of the gator. It's still down there somewhere...."

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.

Lost in the River of Grass takes on the classic survival genre using one of the country's most unique wild places as a backdrop. In this tense, character-driven thriller, Sarah must overcome prejudice and the unforgiving wilderness in a struggle to survive.


Wow, this sounds like a thrilling, suspenseful adventure. I just found out that it's even based on a true story of Ginny Rorby's husband coming out of the Everglades, which is a scary place in my opinion. There are crocodiles and all kinds of mosquitoes -- not my ideal land. But it's survival fiction and I am always up for something new in YA.

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