Saturday, June 16, 2012

Getting Air by Dan Gutman.  
This is another Children's Choice 2012-2013 nominee.

Book Description from

They can rule the half-pipe, but can they survive this?
Jimmy, David, and Henry are psyched. It's summer, school's out, and they are on their way to California, where they will be able to do some major skating. But on the plane, the unthinkable happens: They are hijacked by terrorists. As frightened as they may be, they take action and they succeed. Sort of. They may have beaten the terrorists, but now their plane has crashed in the middle of nowhere and all of a sudden, their summer vacation is about finding food, shelter, and a rescue. Can three normal twelve-year-old boys find a way to get by without fast food and skate parks?

My 25 cents:
I picked this up because I thought it was time for an "adventure" type book next.  It definitely fits that label.  It reminded me of the story Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (which coincidently the younger sister in this story was reading!).  The description above mentions three 12 year old boys, but does not mention there are also 3 "girls" very important in the story as well.  The story is action packed, one of those that you say "just let me finish this chapter"...but you sneakily start the next one because you want to know what happens next!  

1 comment:

  1. Read this one this week. You are right - I had to read it straight through - could not put it down. Great adventure for boys or girls - but definitely a good read to get boys to pick up a book.