Leaving Protectionby Will Hobbs
Raised in the island world of southeast Alaska, sixteen-year-old Robbie Daniels jumps at the chance to work as a deckhand on a salmon troller captained by legendary fisherman Tor Torsen. Catching king salmon from dawn till dusk, Robbie is living his dream -- until he discovers his mysterious captain's dark secret. Tor is illegally searching the coastline for
Raised in the island world of southeast Alaska, sixteen-year-old Robbie Daniels jumps at the chance to work as a deckhand on a salmon troller captained by legendary fisherman Tor Torsen. Catching king salmon from dawn till dusk, Robbie is living his dream -- until he discovers his mysterious captain's dark secret. Tor is illegally searching the coastline for historic metal plaques buried by early Russian explorers. When Robbie learns the value of these hidden treasures, he fears he may know too much tosurvive. Tor's wrath and a violent storm at sea put Robbie's courage and wits to the ultimate test.
- HarperCollins Publishers
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- Age Range:
- 8 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Will Hobbs is the award-winning author of nineteen novels, including Far North, Crossing the Wire, and Take Me to the River.
Never Say Die began with the author's eleven-day raft trip in 2003 down the Firth River on the north slope of Canada's Yukon Territory. Ever since, Will has been closely following what scientists and Native hunters are reporting about climate change in the Arctic. When the first grolar bear turned up in the Canadian Arctic, he began to imagine one in a story set on the Firth River.
A graduate of Stanford University, Will lives with his wife, Jean, in Durango, Colorado.
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Great book! The reviews said that this should be for an teenager, but i ead this book when i was11.
Should have been a good 'discussion' book since it was assigned as a sixth grade reading and review project. Unfortunately, schools seem to be assigning reading materials that are too advanced for the 'average' student. Most student browse the story and fail to comprehend the more hidden substance. Would recommend to a slightly older group of readers.
Robbie Daniels just turned sixteen and he is anxious to find a fisherman who would hire him to be a deckhand for King Season. He finds a job for a fisherman named Tor Torsen. Before Tor hired him Robbie sneaked on his boat and found an old Russian plague. When Robbie and Tor went out to sea for the King Season, they caught fish after fish. For always went from a good mood to a bad mood. Then one day Tor told Robbie about the Russian plague. He said that they were really hard to find and that they were worth a lot of money. He also mentioned he had a way to find them. Now Robbie isn¿t sure why Tor hired him. He didn¿t know if it was just because he saw the plague or he really wanted the help. Now Robbie has to watch his back and make it through the season. I really liked this book because it has a lot of mystery and adventure in it. Some parts of it were really hard to understand because it had a lot of history in it. I had a really good ending and it kept you guessing through out the entire book.
The book I am recommending is Leaving Protection by Will Hobbs. I had to choose from a list of books as my eighth grade summer reading requirements. Leaving protection was the only guy book on the list. I lucked out because Leaving Protection is a book about a sixteen year old boy named Robbie who lived on a house boat with his poor family and liked to fish. The book takes place in a major fishing area in Alaska were he is trying to get a job for his family. Robbie gets a job as first mate with captain Tor Torsen. Robbie gets a forth of the money for catching fish, but that money can still add up to be a lot of money, But early one morning when they were fishing Robbie catches Tor Torsen looking for Historic Plaques. I would recommend this book to any teenage boy who likes the outdoors. This is the reason why I liked the book, because I like fishing. The book is mostly based around fishing. This book can also be recommended to adult men. A lot of grown men might like this book under one circumstance they must like and know about fishing. This is why I recommended this book.