August 20, 2009

Survival Stories

by Felice Holman
Harassed by bullies and teachers, friendless and unloved, Aremis Slake takes refuge in the subway and stays for 121 days. A story about loneliness, fear, separation, poverty and hope; and how lives intersect.

Climb or Die      
by Edward Myers

Caught in a blizzard, the Darcy family is tense as they drive to their cabin in the Colorado mountains. When Mr. Darcy decides to take a short cut on a rarely used road, the car slides into a tree, injuring both parents. With no chance of rescue, Danielle and her brother Jake have only one choice: to climb to the manned weather station atop Mt. Remington. An exciting, well-written adventure. The bickering between the siblings is realistically portrayed, as are the improvised mountaineering techniques.

by Eric Walters

Will isn't looking forward to spending the day at his father's office. His father puts in a lot of hours at work, which means that Will hardly ever sees him. His father works on the 85th floor in the South Tower of the World Trade Centre. For those who remember the events of September 11, 2001, this will be an anxiety-filled read.

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