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Greg confronts his own fears and assumes a leadership role when his father is bitten by a rattlesnake during a white-water rafting trip.
When his father, whom he usually only sees once a month, proposes a white-water rafting trip, Greg is not keen on the idea of danger as fun. After surviving an earthquake, a holdup, and a shooting, he has become understandably timid; Petersen (Liars, 1992, etc.) presents Greg's fears as warranted and sensible, as are his father's concerns that Greg is becoming too fearful. When his father is bitten by a rattlesnake during the trip, Greg hauls him and his half-brother, James, out of the wilderness—against overwhelming obstacles—in time to get him to a doctor. The character development is acute and believable: Greg learns to be less fearful, while his father finds that timidity does not imply a lack of courage. The book is a thrill ride—as the complications mount and a grittily determined Greg ingeniously responds to them, readers will come to admire him as much as James does.
Posted October 21, 2004
i feel that this is a good book that is recommended for children under the age of 11. i am now 14 years old and this book was too easy for me. but i feel that the book had a good story line and that its an easy and exciteing book for children to read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 1, 2004
when james was really young, his parents divorced, so now his dad lives really far away with his new wife, and other son named james, when 1 day when his dad gets to choose what to do for the weekend, he chooses white water rafting, and when greg found out, he didn't wanna go at all, then when they do go, greg and james's dad gets bit by a rattle snake, and now it's up to greg and james to save their dad's life with only a raft and a few other things, and they have to go through some really strong waters that almost get their dad killed when their taking him down the river, so they have to go down the river to get to the bus that is there waiting for them, and they have to get their dad to a hospital fast in order to save his life in the very small amount of time they have.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 21, 2000
Posted December 6, 2000
I liked the book alot. I liked the book because it was exciting . I hate when Greg's parents got divorcoed. and i know some people hate to go rafting and I hate it to you never know you may get hurt.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.