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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Book Review & Giveaway: Rough Waters by S.L. Rottman


After the death of their parents, Scott and his older brother, Gregg, are sent to live with an uncle they didn't know they had. Going from a bustling California suburb to a small town in Colorado proves to be difficult for both of them.

Their uncle puts them to work at his white-water rafting company to help make ends meet. Scott takes his job seriously and especially looks forward the days he gets to help on river trips. Though he revels in the thrill of the rapids, he also gains respect for the hazards the hidden in the white caps. Gregg, on the other hand, becomes rebellious. He experiments with drugs and alcohol and makes choices that not only endanger himself, but those around him as well.

Both boys struggle to learn how to survive on and off the water as they adjust to their new family dynamic. A budding romance brings welcome relief to the family tension. After getting past the cliche of having both parents die and discovering a long lost family member, the excitement picks up. Rottman's skill in describing the river adventures makes the reader feel as if they're part of the ride. The river becomes a thrilling place to learn that actions can have life changing consequences.  Recommended for the reluctant early young adult reader and will especially appeal to the outdoor adventure loving teen.


                                                             Publishing Information


Publisher: Peachtree Publishing (May, 2012)
ISBN 13: 978-1-56145-413-6
Ages: 13-17 (Grades 7-12)



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**I received a copy of this book at no charge to facilitate the review. No monetary compensation was received and my review was in no way influenced by receiving a copy of the book.



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29 comments:

Robin said...

We are big into rock climbing. City mouse to country mouse is one of my favorite tropes:)

AEKZ2 said...

My son loves to hike

Nikki Krutz said...

sports

Anonymous said...

I love big picnics with friends with bbq and volleyball and other improvised games that make you run to woods to fetch a ball while everyone is shouting that the bear will get you.

Kalesha Hees said...

He loves going to visit the farm and see the animals!

Samantha Remington said...

Hiking!

tina reynolds said...

geocaching and hiking

Wendy Rozema said...

riding bikes!

debra daigle said...

skateboarding and swimming

Saver Sara said...

Biking!

eclairre said...

hiking

Vanessa said...

My kids and brother love to swim! momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

Jacquelyn said...

geocaching!

Gale said...

Just about any outdoor adventure! Biking is what he gets to do most though. Camping is probably his fave.

Danielle Lima said...

My daughter likes to go to the beach and swim and explore

Amanda Rauch said...

We are not too adventurous-walking the dogs is enough for us!

Emi Pearce said...

swimming

Debbie Lewis said...

riding bikes

Jennifer Clay said...

Hiking.

Robyn-coolestmommy R said...

We like fishing!

Terri Menke said...

skateboarding

Aimee said...

My kids love riding bikes, and playing at the park. :)

Ali McC said...

We're indoors people, but we love flying kites, and my husband loves white water rafting!

L said...

He likes going on long walks tucked into the Moby wrap. :-)

kathy dalton said...

MY KIDS ALL LOVED FIHING

cassandra said...

He is still small but loves climbing anything he can! I think we might try to get him into rock climbing!

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Jayme Hennessy said...

I cannot say for certain that my children "love" hiking but it is something that we do often.

Jenny said...

We like to go hiking and fishing.

okasanbear said...

Our kids love camping and hiking!

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