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Across the Desert



by
Dusti Bowling

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Hachette Book Group
Imprint
Little, Brown BFYR
ISBN
9780316494748
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse , Medical: Graphic Descriptions , Social Issue: Harsh Realities of Life , Violence: Death
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One girl sets out on a journey across the treacherous Arizona desert to rescue a young pilot stranded after a plane crash in this gripping story of survival, friendship, and rescue from a bestselling and award-winning author.

Twelve-year-old Jolene spends every day she can at the library watching her favorite livestream: The Desert Aviator, where twelve-year-old “Addie Earhart” shares her adventures flying an ultralight plane over the desert. While watching this daring girl fly through the sky, Jolene can dream of what it would be like to fly with her, far away from her own troubled home life where her mother struggles with a narcotic addiction. And Addie, who is grieving the loss of her father, finds solace in her online conversations with Jolene, her biggest—and only—fan.

Then, one day, it all goes wrong: Addie's engine abruptly stops, and Jolene watches in helpless horror as the ultralight plummets to the ground and the video goes dark. Jolene knows that Addie won’t survive long in the extreme summer desert heat. With no one to turn to for help and armed with only a hand-drawn map and a stolen cell phone, it's up to Jolene to find a way to save the Desert Aviator. Packed with adventure and heart, Across the Desert speaks to the resilience, hope, and strength within each of us.Author’s note. 

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse , Medical: Graphic Descriptions , Social Issue: Harsh Realities of Life , Violence: Death

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

320

Trim Size

7 3/5" x 5 3/10"

Dewey

F

AR

4.2: points 7

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jan 2022

Book Genres

Adventure, Realistic Fiction

Topics

Rescues. Deserts. Survival. Friendship. Drug abuse. Opioid abuse. Aircraft accidents. Phoenix, Arizona. Summer. 

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