Fourteen-year-old Victoria Secord is a young and accomplished musher in a small town in Alaska. Her father taught her everything there is to know about sled racing, dogs, and surviving in the wild. But her father is gone, killed in a terrible accident a year before. Victoria blames herself, and the loss of her father and the guilt she carries has put a huge hole in Victoria’s relationship with her mother. Victoria decides she must have some better dogs, but her mother won’t take her to negotiate for them. After her mother goes to work, Victoria decides to sled to Cook’s place to negotiate on her own. She doesn’t take much gear and doesn’t check the weather. On her way, she comes across a young guy who has crashed a snowmobile. He’s hurt, a blizzard has moved in, and it’s up to Victoria and her dogs to get them both back to civilization.
Terry Lynn Johnson speaks from experience in this wonderful middle-grade adventure. She has owned huskies and does a great many outdoor activities in her home in Ontario, Canada. This is a great story that should not be missed by any readers, both boys and girls, who enjoy adventures.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Author||Terry Lynn Johnson|
|Page Count||288 pages|
|Publisher||HMH Books for Young Readers|
|Amazon||Buy this Book|