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Rough Waters
ISBN: 9781561451722
Author: Rottman, S. L.
Publisher: Peachtree Pub Ltd
Published: March 1998
Retail: $15.95    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Hardcover
Annotation: After their parents are killed in a car accident, Scott and Gregg leave their comfortable life in Southern California to live with an uncle in the remote Colorado Rockies. Soon Gregg is running with the wrong crowd and only a crisis can bring him to his senses before he loses the only family he has left.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Grief; Fiction.
Brothers; Fiction.
Orphans; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 97039434
Lexile Measure: 650
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Target Grade: 7-9
Grade level: 7-9
Physical Information: 1.00" H x 100.00" L x 6.25" W
Bargain Category: Sports, Social Issues, Middle School, High School, Action & Adventure
Grade level(s): 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
When their parents are killed, Scott and Gregg are sent to live with an uncle they never knew. Only a crisis on the river can save them from losing the only family they have left.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 1998)
After their parents are killed in a car accident, teenage Scott and his older brother Gregg are sent to live with their uncle, who owns a Colorado white water rafting company. The brothers learn the rafting trade, but angry, immature Gregg falls under the influence of an irresponsible river guide with tragic results. Over-emotionalism prevails in a novel hampered by Scott's long-winded first person narration.Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1998 August)
Gr 7 Up-Scott, 15, and his older brother Gregg are sent to live with their Uncle Rocky, whom they never knew existed, after their parents are killed in an automobile accident. Gregg plans to begin college soon and does not want to move from Los Angeles to rural Colorado. He is angry, rude, and uncommunicative. To make matters worse, Rocky is struggling to make a success of his river-rafting company and insists that his nephews work for him. Both boys come to enjoy the rafting experience. Scott tries hard to have a good attitude, but Gregg becomes increasingly difficult, making the wrong kinds of friends and drinking too much. He resents his uncle, and Scott is placed in the middle of their serious arguments. When Gregg makes an irresponsible and life-threatening choice, he comes to realize that the way he deals with his unhappiness affects both his brother and his uncle. Scott, the first-person narrator, is a well-developed character with intelligence and independence and just a touch of rebellion. The other characters are also believable, although Gregg's behavior often seems slightly exaggerated. Packed with details about rafting, Rough Waters will excite some readers and perhaps bore others. However, much of the information is needed in order to understand the dangers of this sport and the plot. With the thrill of the rapids, realistic family dynamics, a little romance, and likable characters, this book is a great read.-Elisabeth Palmer Abarbanel, Brentwood School, Los Angeles Copyright 1998 School Library Journal Reviews