3 S.R. Johannes: The Bookanistas - "Lost in the River of Grass"

Thursday, January 06, 2011

The Bookanistas - "Lost in the River of Grass"

The Bookanistas are back for 2011 - some great books are coming so stay tuned every Thursday for scoop.

I was sent this eArc a awhile back.

And, I LOVE a good survival story. Especially for kids.

Lost in the River of Grass by Ginny Rorby is a great book. It is scheduled to be released by Carolrhoda Books (Andrew Karre's imprint) in March 2011.

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.
I loved the survival aspect. YA for "City mouse visits Country mouse". City girl goes to everglades, gets lost, and meets local woodland boy who rescues her.

This book touched on my biggest fears: snakes, gators, being lost, and surviving in the wild with no hair gel or chocolate. The Everglades scare me so this was a way to go there without getting my feet wet :)

If you thought getting through school and boys and publishing was hard? be glad you are not stuck in the Everglades.

I think it's a great book for boys and girls.

Add it to your list.

Check out these other Bookanista reviews:

Michelle Hodkin gushes about The Near Witch

Jamie Harrington tells the truth about The Liar Society


Shari said...

This book sounds really good. Thanks for the review.

Christine Fonseca said...

Sounds like a fun book. I like a good survival story!@

Stephanie said...

Sounds great! I'll add it to my TBR list. And I'm glad I'm not the only one with an Everglades fear--snakes and gators YIKES!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for the review. I haven't heard about this one.

Susan R. Mills said...

Sounds like a good one. I'll keep it mind. Thanks for the review.

ali cross said...

So it's a MG? Sounds great either way ... but it would be cool if my son could read it. Sounds like he'd love it! Adding it! Thanks for the review Shelli!

Pam Harris said...

Great review! Never heard of this book before--sounds like a great read. :)

Carolina M. Valdez Schneider said...

I love a good survival story. How cool that it's set in the Everglades. I think I saw a Bear Grylls episode there once. Definitely a lot of scary things to have to avoid, even scarier for a kid. I lived in Miami for a couple years, way back when the Everglades were on fire. I remember feeling terrified all the alligators were going to leave and come into peopled areas. I was always so scared of those things. Sounds like a book to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Ellz said...

YAY Bookinistas!

Carol Riggs said...

Thanks for the book review--sounds interesting! ;o)