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  • ISBN: 9781536202649
  • ISBN: 1536202649
  • Physical Description: 226 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2019.

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"Four months after his best friend, Dodge, disappeared near their families' camp in a boat accident, Nate is still haunted by nightmares. He'd been planning to make the treacherous trek to the remote campsite with a friend -- his first time in winter without his survival-savvy father. But when his friend gets grounded, Nate secretly decides to brave the trip solo in a journey that's half pilgrimage, half desperate hope he will find his missing friend when no one else could. What he doesn't expect to find is the door to the cabin flung open and the camp occupied by strangers: three men he's horrified to realize have escaped from a maximum-security prison. Snowed in by a blizzard and with no cell signal, Nate is confronted with troubling memories of Dodge and a stunning family secret, and realizes that his survival now depends on his wits as much as his wilderness skills. As things spiral out of control, Nate finds himself dealing with questions even bigger than who gets to leave the camp alive" --

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    *Starred Review* When 16-year-old Nate's best friend Dodge dies in a boating accident on a remote lake in Northern Ontario, the boy's body isn't found. Four months pass and Nate determines to find his friend's body himself. And so, alone, he heads to the lake and the camps that both his and Dodge's families own on its shore. Intending to make his own camp his base, he is startled to discover that two men have occupied it. When he realizes that the men are escaped convicts, he hides at Dodge's camp but is discovered and threatened with death by one of the convicts. Things become even more complicated when a mysterious third man shows up, his identity hidden by the ski mask he wears. Who is he? Will Nate manage to escape his captors? Will any of them survive the blizzard that roars into the area? Wynne-Jones has done a superb job of verisimilitude and ratcheting up suspense in this page-turning mash-up of mystery and survival story. Rich in plot, the story is also notable for its complex, multidimensional characters, even that of Dodge, whom readers meet in flashbacks. Wynne-Jones doesn't strike a single false note in this beautifully written, compulsively readable adventure. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Tim Wynne-Jones is the accomplished author of numerous young adult novels, including The Emperor of Any Place, Blink & Caution, The Uninvited, and The Ruinous Sweep. The Starlight Claim revisits the site of (and some characters from) his acclaimed novel The Maestro a generation later. In 2012 Tim Wynne-Jones was named an Officer of the Order of Canada for his services to literature. He lives in Ontario, Canada.

Subject: Backpacking > Fiction.
Fugitives from justice > Fiction.
Vacation homes > Fiction.
Survival > Fiction.
Teenage boys > Death > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Best friends > Fiction.
Survival > Fiction.
Escaped prisoners > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.

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