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  • Title: Avalanche
  • Author: Melinda Braun
  • ISBN: 9781481438223
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Two groups of teens those waiting to be saved and those doing the saving are in a race against time and a battle against Mother Nature after an avalanche traps them in an isolated cabin in this chilling novel I promise it ll be a weekend you ll never forget A trip like that is exactly what Matt was hoping for a fun adventure A daring escape A once in a lifetime opportuTwo groups of teens those waiting to be saved and those doing the saving are in a race against time and a battle against Mother Nature after an avalanche traps them in an isolated cabin in this chilling novel I promise it ll be a weekend you ll never forget A trip like that is exactly what Matt was hoping for a fun adventure A daring escape A once in a lifetime opportunity to go cross country skiing in a thrilling but dangerous pass through the Rocky Mountains The perfect way for Matt to forget about his disappointing father and maybe let loose a little with his best friend and a group of carefree adrenaline junkies.But then their guide takes them off path and straight into an avalanche By the time they make it safely into an abandoned cabin, one skier is dead and another severely injured Trapped with no heat, no water, and no radio the group decides to wait it out Help will come It has to.Until it doesn t And Matt knows if they wait any longer they ll be dead just another bunch of victims in Mother Nature s twisted games Armed with only a handful of supplies and his fierce determination Matt decides to goes head to head with the elements, battling hypothermia, frostbite, and even mountain lions in order to find help and save them all That is if Mother Nature doesn t kill him first.
    Avalanche Two groups of teens those waiting to be saved and those doing the saving are in a race against time and a battle against Mother Nature after an avalanche traps them in an isolated cabin in this chilli

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    1. High adventure Quick read Little character development covered up by one challenge after another from mother nature Action and romance A book for both boys and girls.

    2. I thought that it was a good book I might have thought that it was a skiing story but it was mostly an adventure and action story.

    3. Avalanche has all the battles against Mother Nature that you would expect, but it also packed quite an emotional punch After an avalanche kills one member of the group and leaves another seriously injured, the group of teenagers must make quick decisions about how to find help At times, the book was a little over the top Pretty much everything that can go wrong, does The survivors are smoked out of the deserted cabin they find cell phones are broken or lost they are attacked by various animals A [...]

    4. I can confidently say that the novel, Avalanche by Melinda Braun, is one of the most thrilling stories I ve ever read This book has it all adventure, action, romance, and even suspense Avalanche tells the story of the main character, Matt Matt has just decided to spend spring break with his best friend, Tony, in Colorado after the scheduled trip to Florida with his father was canceled Matt and Tony planned to stay with Tony s brother, Sid, who s in college and lives in Colorado Sid promises to s [...]

    5. Avalanche by Melinda Braun was an action packed book that had me constantly turning the page It begins with two high school boys, Matt and Tony, arriving in Colorado for a spring break ski trip with one of the boys older brother, Sid, whom they accompany to a college party where their ski trip is planned out Though it is told from the third person, the story focuses on Matt, one of the two high schoolers who is only there because his dad bailed on him and whose personal life is revealed througho [...]

    6. Avalanche is a book that will be enjoyed by both boys and girls It is filled with adventure, action, arguments, nature, and boy girl problems I really like how Braun describes the struggles of the characters She does this by switching the point of view throughout the book The action is believable, and she does a good job of drawing the reader into the peril the characters face I really like how Braun made this book personal The main character is named after her husband several of the other chara [...]

    7. Overall, the story is good I loved the descriptive language throughout and the development of the characters as the situations in the book grow from bad to worst The ending was also sweet I am only rating it three stars, however, because I feel like certain parts of the book were predictable This is a book about survival and I was expecting surprises from the plot, or at least to be taken aback at times by what happened I can only recall one time when I was really surprised by the plot That asi [...]

    8. I abandoned this book I never abandon books didn t want to waste my time.y YA material with underage drinking and pot use within the first 30 pages Calling other characters offensive names, etc.

    9. I don t see how anybody survived this scenario Author did a great job of making the reader feel the cold, pain and desperation I just thought it was a little wordy and skipped over some of the details as I read.

    10. Drug references and profanity I was between a two star and three, when the kids calling a teenage boy mister repeatedly made the decision for me.

    11. Stung by yet another snub by his professor father, this time because Dad s 28 year old girlfriend is having pregnancy issues, Matt is eager to go from Des Moines to Colorado on a school break Smart and having an eclectic mind, He s not wise in the ways of survival or girls, two areas where skills will soon have plenty of value He and his best friend Toby have been invited by Toby s older brother Sid to join a group of college age kids on a backcountry skiing adventure It s an interesting group I [...]

    12. Excellent outdoor adventure book to recommend to young adult, male readers or girls who like this type of fast paced story.

    13. This book is pretty fast paced I had read Stranded by the same author, so I was willing to give this a try Braun does a pretty good job with her characters, and the plot is fast paced Pretty much everything that can go wrong, does The author doesn t shy away from death or dangerous situations I thought the pages from the mountain lion s point of view were unnecessary and didn t add to the narrative I read this pretty quickly, so I may have missed some detail, but there were a couple of times whe [...]

    14. zipped through this YA novel while waiting for a doctor s appointment Not bad, just not very good, either Thought the author left the reader hanging a bit wait, maybe there s a sequel

    15. Sadly, this was a great premise ruined by hopeless melodrama The characters were underwritten, the increasingly regular scenes of peril too many and too quickly resolved and the scenes from the POV of a mountain lion unnecessary and disruptive in terms of narrative However, there were glimpses of great writing amid the dross particularly in the scenes where characters see their lives flashing before their eyes and the dialogue is believable Sadly, this promise does not make up for a pretty gener [...]

    16. E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineThis was of a Young Adult book I did appreciate that it took into account the kind of things that boys like the best friend throwing up in the airplane, the main character angry that he couldn t spend spring break with his father, adventure in the mountains It just got off to a bit of a slow start for middle school.

    17. Quick read but it made me think Would I be able to survive in an catastrophic event Sadly, I think the answer would be no

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