Simon and Schuster
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Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer KMeng
One cold, snowy day in Colorado five high school friends are coming home from a fun-filled day at the ski resort. However, the trip home does not go as planned when they hit a deer and completely tumble down the side of the huge hill. Hours later Courtey wakes up and doesn't know why she is laying in snow. Jeremy comes to help her and explains what happened. Slowly, everything started coming back to her. The other three friends were still trapped in the car and they had to go back to get them. Although they are near death, when a strange figure starts crawling towards them they decide to help him out because otherwise he would die. They learn that he is an escaped convict who got stuck in the storm. More horrible things happen including someone watching them in the woods. When surviving gets even tougher, everyone starts fighting for their lives and fighting each other. Who will be able to make it back to civilization...alive?
I really liked this book by Alex McAulay. It is a really great survival book that isn't just about survival. There are problems that deal with that, but there are even more that deal with friendship and other issues. I really liked the beginning of the book because it starts out explaining that a character is very injured but we don't know why! Things like this force you to read on to figure out what will happen next. It was a pretty quick read with a great variety of vocabulary involved. Another thing I liked a lot about Oblivion Road was that at the end of each chapter, it always left you hanging so you would need to read into the next chapter to figure out your questions. Overall, this was a really great book for people who like survival or friendship stories.
Every once in a while there is a little bit of swearing.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Carlisle,
Pennsylvania United States of America
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