JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD GOLD STANDARD 2020
Team work makes the dream work
"a modern day Hatchet"
“Recommended to readers who enjoy realistic fiction…LGBTQ+ students, especially those who identify as trans, may see themselves reflected in the characters.
Recommended.”– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“Readers looking for a fast-paced and exciting perilous romance will come away satisfied.”
– Kirkus Reviews
Sixteen-year-old shy, socially awkward trans teen Bass reluctantly skips school and goes on a boat trip with his adventure-seeking girlfriend, Rosie. When a sudden storm smashes their boat on a rocky shore off a deserted island, Bass and Rosie struggle to make it to safety. Bruised and battling hypothermia, the pair have to seek shelter and work together to survive until they can be rescued. After a horrible night, Rosie, an experienced climber, decides to scale a steep cliff to find help. She falls and injures herself badly. Now Bass has to find the strength and courage to swim around a dangerous headland and make his way back to civilization before it’s too late.
Fiction Ages 12+
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 17/Aug/2021
Fry Reading Level: 3.3