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Alone in the WoodsAlone in the Woods
Sourcebooks Young Readers, Realistic Fiction, Ages 8+
Hardcover ISBN-13: 9781492673378
Available October 2020

The Thing About Jellyfish meets The Explorer in this thrilling survival story about two former best friends forced to work together to stay alive after getting dangerously lost in the woods.

Jocelyn and Alex have always been best friends . . . until they aren’t. Jocelyn’s not sure what happened, but she hopes their annual joint-family vacation in the isolated Northwoods will be the perfect spot to rekindle their friendship.

But Alex still isn’t herself when they get to the cabin, and Jocelyn reaches a breaking point during a rafting trip that goes horribly wrong. When the girls’ inner tube tears, it leaves them stranded and alone on the banks of the Wolf River.

Before they know it, the two are hopelessly lost in a national forest.

Wearing swimsuits and water shoes and with only the contents of their wet bags, the girls face threats from biting blackflies to black bears, poison ivy to hypothermia. Both Jocelyn and Alex will have to use strengths they didn’t know they had in their desperate trek home. But beyond battling the elements during the days and nights they spend lost in the wilderness, they’ll have to overcome their fractured friendship—if they want to make it out of the woods alive.

Advance Praise for Alone in the Woods:

A masterful and realistic portrayal of the descent into survival mode, told with authentic voice and ominous details, yet still managing to read like a love letter to the Northwoods.” Terry Lynn Johnson, author of the Survivor Diaries series

“Thrillsthe kind you get from a wild tube ride through the rapidsand chillsthe kind you get struggling to stay alive in the woods in wet swimsuitsare what we’ve come to expect from Rebecca Behrens’s truly exceptional survival tales. Add this one to your must read list!” Rodman Philbrick, author of Freak the Mighty and Wildfire

“Writing with a genuine love for the Wisconsin wilderness, author Rebecca Behrens remembers what it feels like to be a middle schooler. The deeper readers go into the woods with Joss and Alex, the more they’ll be rooting for the girls’ survival—and the salvaging of their friendship.”  —Caroline Starr Rose, author of May B. and Jasper and the Riddle of Riley’s Mine

“Rebecca Behrens writes a universal story—two best friends growing up and growing apart—except the backdrop is a survival thriller set in the deep, dark, tick-infested Northwoods of Wisconsin where the stakes are life and death. A fast and frightening read that has me rethinking my summer river tubing plans.” —Erin Teagan, author of Survivor Girl

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Alone in the Woods by Rebecca Behrens at Barnes & Noble Alone in the Woods and Found by Rebecca Behrens at Books-a-Million Alone in the Woods by Rebecca Behrens at Indiebound The Disaster Days by Rebecca Behrens at Indigo The Disaster Days at Amazon

 

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