Downriver

Downriver
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Age Range
12+
Release Date
June 01, 1992
ISBN
0440226732
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No adults, no permit, no river map. Just some "borrowed" gear from Discovery Unlimited, the outdoor education program Jessie and her new companions have just ditched. Jessie and the others are having the time of their lives floating beneath sheer red walls, exploring unknown caves and dangerous waterfalls, and plunging through the Grand Canyon's roaring rapids. No one, including Troy, who emerges as the group's magnetic and ultimately frightening leader, can forsee the challenges and conflicts.

What will be the consequences of their reckless adventure?

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A journey of discovery
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Teenaged Jessie has been getting in trouble, so her dad send her to an outdoor camp for teens in similar situations. It was supposed to be a place for Jessie to learn responsibility and respect, but instead she and six other campers strike out on their own to hit the rapids. Jessie's enjoying the adventure until self-proclaimed leader Troy and his henchman, Pug, turn controlling and sadistic, leaving the others to fend for their lives. Jessie's learning responsibility, all right, but it may cost her her life!

This is an exciting adventure story that shows how many kids from the supposed wrong side of the track are actually quite good people. The characters here are great, and its a real page-turner.
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