The Canyon's Edge

Category: Book
By (author): Bowling, Dusti
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
  JUVENILE FICTION / Age 10-14
  JUVENILE FICTION / Poetry (see also Stories in Verse)
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Violence
  JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Camping & Outdoor Activities
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: September 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 8.00in x 5.70in x 1.30in
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From The Publisher*Hatchet meets Long Way Down in this heartfelt and gripping novel in verse about a young girl's struggle for survival after a climbing trip with her father goes terribly wrong.

One year after a random shooting changed their family forever, Nora and her father are exploring a slot canyon deep in the Arizona desert, hoping it will help them find peace. Nora longs for things to go back to normal, like they were when her mother was still alive, while her father keeps them isolated in fear of other people. But when they reach the bottom of the canyon, the unthinkable happens: A flash flood rips across their path, sweeping away Nora's father and all of their supplies.

Suddenly, Nora finds herself lost and alone in the desert, facing dehydration, venomous scorpions, deadly snakes, and, worst of all, the Beast who has terrorized her dreams for the past year. If Nora is going to save herself and her father, she must conquer her fears, defeat the Beast, and find the courage to live her new life.

Review Quote** "...stunning.... an edge-of-your-seat read."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Review Quote** "...this emotionally resonant survival tale is a must-have."-School Library Journal, starred review
Review Quote** "....powerful..a triumphant story of healing and bravery."-Booklist, starred review
Review Quote*"...beautifully written. [Dusti] Bowling is a master storyteller."-Midwest Book Review
Review Quote*"A powerful, heart-thumping story about survival and the inner strength it takes to reclaim life after trauma. Nora shows us that it's possible to emerge stronger than we've ever been before."-Ann Braden, award-winning author of The Benefits of Being an Octopus
Review Quote*You won't be able to stop turning pages of this gripping, unforgettable novel with emotional depth and resonance as you cheer for Nora to conquer her inner and outer beasts."-Donna Gephart, award-winning author of Lily and Dunkin, The Paris Project, and Abby, Tried and True
Review Quote*"A haunting, heart-pounding story of survival, brilliantly told in verse. The Canyon's Edge will inspire, uplift and resonate. I loved it!"-Barbara Dee, author of Maybe He Just Likes You and My Life in the Fish Tank
Review Quote*"A gutsy, page-turning tale of courage, survival, and healing, told in dynamic verse. The Canyon's Edge is powerful, unflinching, and full of heart."-Chris Baron, author of All of Me
Review Quote*"Thrilling"-BookPage