Rick Frost & the Alaskan Adventureby Todd Bush
The only survivors of the crash are
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It was supposed to be an adventure in the wilds of Alaska, a test of manhood for all the boys signed up on the school trip. Instead it was nothing more than a long hike through some pretty trees. That is until Rick Frost and his friend Ben Nakni see a plane crash into the forest. A real adventure has just found them.
The only survivors of the crash are Robert Blair and his daughter Alexis, who just happens to be the hottest teen actress in Hollywood. She was on her way to make a movie in the Katmai National Forest when the unthinkable happened. Rick and Ben pull them out of the wreckage as a team of assassins arrive to finish the job.
The crash was no accident. Someone wants Alexis Blair dead and that puts Rick Frost in the cross hairs. He wanted an adventure; he got a wild ride through the unforgiving wilderness of America's last frontier.
Meet the Author
Todd Bush is the author of the Rick Frost adventure series. He served in the US Air Force and now works in education. Under a pen name, he writes thriller novels. Todd lives in South Florida with his family.
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I haven't had much experience with young adult novels, especially those centered around a 14 year old boy, but thanks to Todd Bush's novel Rick Frost and the Alaskan Adventure I'm going to have make room for this category on my bookshelf. The novel centers around Rick Frost who is currently on a camping trip across the Alaskan wilderness with his class from the Wooddale Academy for boys. With everything laid out for them in advance, Rick yearns for a real adventure. His prayers are answered by way of a small seaplane that gets shot down close to where they are currently being lectured by their headmaster. Hoping to find his own adventure Rick, with his best friend Ben in tow, sneak off to find the downed plane. Not only did they find it, but they found Alexis Blair, a teenage actress known more for her partying ways than her latest release. As Alexis and her father, the only two survivors of the crash, try to make sense of the situation they are surprised to find that their rescuers come in the form of two 14 year old boys. While the boys help them from the wreck their world is further turned upside down with the surprise of bullets flying through the air. The plane crash was no accident, somebody wants Alexis dead, but why? Running into the safety of the surrounding forest Rick realizes he found his adventure, now he just has to make sure he, and everyone else, gets out alive. Bush's writing shines through the fast paced action scenes where you can feel the adrenaline pumping off of the pages. His research and knowledge of the Alaskan wilderness paints such a vivid picture in your imagination that it almost allows you to feel the forest ground beneath your feet. But where I think Bush truly excels is in his characterizations of Rick, Ben and Alexis. Those teenage years are a mix of confusing and exciting emotions and Bush captures them all in his portrayals of his three main characters. The dialogue is young, quick and sarcastic yet not overtly juvenile; a perfect fit for the age group. Rick is the epitome of a youth on the verge of adulthood trying to figure out just where he fits. He tends to be a bit more serious than his counterpart, Ben, but that's what makes the duo work. Ben's boyish charms and wit is a nice balance to Rick's more serious and tenacious attitude. Some might question how a 14 year old boy could fight his way through the rough terrain of Alaska while dodging bullets but Bush does an excellent job of making the seemingly unbelievable believable. Never once did I question how the boys came up with their escape plans. Bush does a nice job of interjecting the boy's childhood spent in Mississippi woods and the lessons they learned from Ben's Choctaw grandfather to help aid them in their current situation. The boys are smart, creative and daring; a totally believable combination. It was an enjoyable, fast-paced read and I look to more books in the series