Downriver by Will Hobbs is a compelling suspense novel filled with bravery, treacher, and heart-stopping adventure. Jessie has been sent to a nine-week wilderness program run by a Vietnam veteran with a reputation for straightening out incorrigible youths. She falls in line with the renegades of the program and leaves the others to find herself and the others in real danger.
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No adults, no permit, no river map. Just some "borrowed" gear from Discovery Unlimited, the outdoor education program Jessie and her new companions have just ditched. Jessie and the others are having the time of their lives floating beneath sheer red walls, exploring unknown caves and dangerous waterfalls, and plunging through the Grand Canyon's roaring rapids. No one, including Troy, who emerges as the group's magnetic and ultimately frightening leader, can forsee the challenges and conflicts.
What will be the consequences of their reckless adventure?
Will Hobbs is the author of eighteen novels for young readers, as well as two picture book stories. Seven of his novels— Bearstone, Downriver, The Big Wander, Beardance, Far North, The Maze, and Jason’s Gold—were named Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association. ALA also named Far North and Downriver to their list of the 100 Best Young Adult Books of the Twentieth Centrury.
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Book Description Atheneum, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0689316909
Book Description Atheneum, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0689316909
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