A dark and riveting survival story set against a rugged northern landscape . . .
Izzy is just thirteen when a flu pandemic turns the world upside down. After her sister is attacked by a roving gang of looters in what remains of their town, Izzy flees to the wilderness with a man who claims he will protect her.
Sixteen-year-old Jake is stranded and alone in the unforgiving northern Manitoba backcountry. His mother and grandfather have died and his father has gone missing while searching for help. Desperate to find a way home, Jake begins a trek over some of the most forbidding landscape in the country.
Both Jake and Izzy are forced to make decisions and take on responsibilities they could never have imagined. They must draw on every shred of resourcefulness and courage as they try to save themselves and, ultimately, each other.
Praise for NOWHERE WILD
“A gripping story of survival and self-discovery, Nowhere Wild is a contemporary adventure novel that reads like a classic.” —National Book Award Finalist Deb Caletti, author of Stay
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||13 Years|
About the Author
JOE BEERNINK grew up in rural Southwestern Ontario, and graduated from York University with a B.Sc. in Space and Communication Science. He currently makes his living as a software developer near Seattle, Washington, where he lives with his wife and two children. He blogs about his writing and his life at joebeernink.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It was a good story, just not thrilling. It was kind of confusing in the beginning. The author seemed to be writing two different stories at the same time..........until she finally merged them. Then it all made sense. Some of the stuff in the story was a little hard to imagine but I guess that is why I don't write them.............just read them.