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Posted December 28, 2003
An awesome book
I read Downriver, the prequel to River Thunder, as a reading assignment for English. By the time I finished it, I was hooked on the plot and was desperate to read the sequel. River Thunder fufilled all of my expectations-it os a truly great book. In it, a group of teenagers gets together and, with the main character Jessie and her would-be-boyfriend Troy as their leaders, decide to run the 200 rapids of the Grand Canyon. Along the way, they meet friends and discover things that they never dreamed of about each other.
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Posted April 7, 2006
River rafting Excitemnet
River Thunder Review By Will Hobbs (Fiction) Jessie is the most significant character in this story because she has a funny personality an let know one walk all over her. She¿s always going off and on with her boyfriend Troy, who¿s a person who has a weird personality. The way that Jessie is used in this book is that she would be any other girl who breaks off with their boyfriend and let him have a chance to change his personality. She takes him and her and her friends on a river raft trip in the mountains. Her friends don¿t like Troy and they wonder why she¿s taking him with them. This setting was hot, dry, and very rocky Mountains with steep waterfalls. This place wasn¿t like any other place, they would be able to be alone and free roaming around with no security, there¿s only land, and a huge river. Jessie¿s parents were convincing them that they were going to a boring place, but when they saw the environment they were happy because they like river rafting. The author makes you feel like that you are with that family at the mountains and doing what we will do in the situation there in. I would love to be at because you could do this at any place with a big river. There was not a major theme in this story except when you go on a vacation don¿t bring your ex boyfriend because they might cause a little trouble for you and your family and friends. There were a couple of drama scenes in the writer¿s style, like when they went through a river of high level rapids. The writer always liked to stir things up and give us more clues on what happens later and makes you think. This was always used as a 3rd person view and was used very consistently throughout the book. There was always a little bit of suspense in the book, like when her boyfriend was going to ditch them or when they are going to get hurt on a river. There wasn¿t much action scenes but there was a lot of drama between the friends. The author¿s point of view was very important to me because he taught me that your friends are the closest to you and don¿t go anywhere alone in a suspicious place. I liked this book, but what disappointed me was that there weren¿t a lot of action scenes. The last book I read was bloody, gory, and full of excitement. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes river rafting and drama.
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Posted March 6, 2000
Couldn't put it down.
It turns out that the sequel to downriver is just as exciting as the first,unlike so many sequels. I thouroughly enjoyed it although it may be because the river itself is farmiliar to me. Atleast I can say that he portrays the river very accurately. I gave it 4 stars because it is not exactly classical great literature but it is definately a kick.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.