Off Trail

 
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Off Trail
Author(s)
Publisher Name
Wise Wolf Books
Age Group
13+
Published Date
June 03, 2021
ISBN Number
978-1-953944-52-8, 978-1-953944-02-3
A laugh-out-loud coming of age story of one teen’s preposterous experience in
a wilderness therapy program.

Daniel grew up in the shadow of his older sister, the brash, self-assured, and utterly reckless Jackie, now living with her dirtbag boyfriend and wandering through dead-end jobs. When his parents find her marijuana stash in his closet and decide they do not want him to turn out like his sister, Daniel suffers the “trickle-down parenting” effect and is sent to Quest Trail.

Surrounded by other similarly uprooted teens, Daniel endures a series of preposterous self discovery exercises and gets caught up in a rivalry with Troy, a too-tough poser, as they vie for the
attention of Vera, a charismatic California teen who grew up with too much money and not enough
emotional connection.

Just as Daniel’s confidence begins to grow and things start to look up, the Quest Trail program
dissolves into complete chaos.

Sometimes humorous, sometimes painful, Off Trail shows an authentic account of all
the embarrassing and heart-wrenching moments of being a teen.

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