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Fugitives from Northwoods
     

Fugitives from Northwoods

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by Chris Bostic
 

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Eight teenagers escape imprisonment at a work camp to brave the wilderness. Tested to their limits, they struggle to survive their terrifying dash for freedom.
After the total collapse of the world economy, the United States could not stand together. So they failed separately. In the small region-state of Winnkota, poverty and greed are turning the idyllic

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Eight teenagers escape imprisonment at a work camp to brave the wilderness. Tested to their limits, they struggle to survive their terrifying dash for freedom.
After the total collapse of the world economy, the United States could not stand together. So they failed separately. In the small region-state of Winnkota, poverty and greed are turning the idyllic Northwoods of Minnesota into a barren wasteland of clear-cut forests and over-fished lakes. Every able-bodied teenager is conscripted into a labor force and sent to work in harsh, prison-like conditions. They are enslaved young so they never learn to think for themselves. But Penn is different. He's determined to win back freedom-for himself, his friends, and someday for his homeland.
On a cold autumn night, the group makes their dash for freedom north of the border. The fugitives endure a series of difficult wilderness challenges while pursued by the ruthless camp guards. They weave through dense forest, scale cliffs, swim through the bitterly cold lakes, and otherwise try simply to survive. Pushing his friends to the breaking point, Penn guides the fugitives through a harsh, but ironically beautiful, backdrop of amazing Northwoods scenery. Adversity and loss abound, all while an unexpected physical attraction leads to a burgeoning love story. Should any of them survive to reach the border, will the freedom found equal all that they expected?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780984652457
Publisher:
Krill Press
Publication date:
02/14/2013
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

Chris Bostic is an author of young adult novels from suburban St. Louis. An avid outdoorsman, he turns family vacations and Boy Scout trips into ripping action/adventure, survival novels. The Northwoods Trilogy was his first series, with the setting chosen thanks to a BSA High Adventure trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

No longer new to writing, Chris continues to build on his own brand of adventure books. Look for more outdoorsy titles coming soon.

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Fugitives from Northwoods 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
RunZoe More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and managed to finish it over the course of two reading sessions.  Penn, the narrator, is a well-read young man who leads an escape from the labor camp he was sent to after the collapse of the economy. In my experience, good YA books from a guy’s point of view are hard to come by and I really liked the change of pace.  Penn seemed like an interesting character and I appreciate the fact that he wasn’t just your typical hormone driven jock.  I liked the other characters but I almost wish I knew more about their backgrounds in the camp and how they came to escape with Penn.  Their adventure through the lakes and forest was both exciting and heartbreaking and managed to keep me on the edge of my seat.  The love story was endearing and didn’t take center stage over what was going on.   The only thing that kept me from giving this book 5-stars is the ending which boggled my mind a bit. I highly recommend this book and I thank Chris Bostic for giving me a copy in return for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son and I both read the book. It was a great read and kept you turning the pages wondering what was going to happen to the gang next. Recommended reading for teens as well as adults. Great story line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fugitives is a very good read. Mr. Bostic gives a facinating account of the journey to freedom of eight young adults from a slave labor camp. Friendships, laughter, hardships, desperation, and victory are all encountered along the journey to freedom. Am looking forward to the second and third books of the trilogy. Hopefully more adventures for Penn and Cesswi.