365 Days to Alaska by Cathy Carr - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781419743801
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Published: Amulet Books - January 19th, 2021

In the current wave of middle-grade outdoor adventure books, this novel stands out in a big way. It flips the script on the genre by starting its protagonist, Rigel, off in a wilderness-survival setting (her family lives in the Alaskan bush with no power or running water) and then displacing her to the world of suburbia when her parents split up and she's forced to move to Connecticut. To Rigel, who's completely at home in the wilderness, suburban life is fraught with danger - racing cars, escalators, and, most treacherously, strangers and their opinions. This book puts social survival on the level of intensity and immediacy usually reserved for physical survival, making the reader reexamine their own definition of civilization. Truly outstanding, especially considering that this is a debut. I'm already looking forward to reading whatever Carr publishes next. ~ Reviewed by Nadja Tiktinsky

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