24 Hours in Nowhere
Welcome to Nowhere, Arizona, the least livable town in the United States. For Gus, a bright 13-year-old with dreams of getting out and going to college, life there is made even worse by Bo Taylor, Nowhere’s biggest, baddest bully. When Bo tries to force Gus to eat a dangerously spiny cactus, Rossi Scott, one of the best racers in Nowhere, comes to his rescue—but in return she has to give Bo her prized dirt bike. Determined to buy it back, Gus agrees to go searching for gold in Dead Frenchman Mine, joined by his old friends Jessie Navarro and Matthew Dufort, and Rossi herself. As they hunt for treasure, narrowly surviving everything from cave-ins to mountain lions, they bond over shared stories of how hard life in Nowhere is—and they realize this adventure just may be their way out.
JLG Release: Oct 2018
Awards & Honors
2019 Golden Kite Award Honor, Young Reader and Middle Grade Fiction
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Booklist, Publishers Weekly*
7 1/2" x 5"
Level 4.2; Points: 7;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 4.4; Points: 11;
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Racial insensitivity, Bullying, References to violence
Bullying, Dirt bikes, Races, Racing, Friendship, Arizona, Trailer camps, Treasure hunting, Abandoned mines, Adventures, Getting lost, Desert life, Grandmothers and grandsons,