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Avalanche Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Braun, Melinda (Author)

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ISBN: 1481438239     ISBN-13: 9781481438230
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
OUR PRICE: $9.34  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: November 2017
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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Fiction | Action & Adventure - Survival Stories
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Physical & Emotional Abuse (see Also Social Themes - Sexual
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - New Experience
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2016015853
Age Level: 14-17
Grade Level: 9-12
Lexile Measure: 640 HL (High-Low)
Physical Information: 0.8" H x 5.4" W x 8.2" L (0.53 lbs) 288 pages
- Cultural Region - Mountains
- Cultural Region - Western U.S.
- Seasonal - Winter
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 194104
Reading Level: 4.6   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 8.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Two groups of teens--those waiting to be saved and those doing the saving--are in a race against time and a battle against Mother Nature after an avalanche traps them in an isolated cabin in this chilling novel.

"I promise it'll be a weekend you'll never forget."

A trip like that is exactly what Matt was hoping for--a fun adventure. A daring escape. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go backcountry skiing in a thrilling but dangerous pass through the Rocky Mountains. The perfect way for Matt to forget about his disappointing father and maybe let loose a little with his best friend and a group of carefree adrenaline junkies.

But then their guide takes them off-path...and straight into an avalanche. By the time they make it safely into an abandoned cabin, one skier is dead and another severely injured. Trapped with no heat, no water, and no radio the group decides to wait it out. Help will come. It has to.

But it doesn't. And Matt knows if they wait any longer they'll be dead--just another bunch of victims in Mother Nature's twisted games. Armed with only a handful of supplies and his fierce determination Matt decides to goes head-to-head with the elements, battling hypothermia, frostbite, and even mountain lions in order to find help and save them all. That is if Mother Nature doesn't kill him first.

Contributor Bio(s): Braun, Melinda: - Melinda Braun grew up in Wisconsin and received her Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and English from the University of Minnesota. Currently, she lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and daughter. Although she loves hiking and camping, she does not enjoy portaging canoes. Stranded is her first novel.
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