Shahan, Sherry. Death Mountain.

Author:Flint-Ferguson, Janis
Position::Brief Article - Children's Review - Book Review
 
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SHAHAN, Sherry. Death mountain. Peachtree. 202p. c2005. 1-56145-353-6. $15.95. J

Erin has been living with her grandmother since the day her mother walked out of the family. All had been well until her mother wants Erin to spend some time with her, to hear the reasons for the seeming abandonment of her family. Erin doesn't want to go, and instead she hitchhikes with Mae and her brother Levi. The three stop for a quick swim in a mountain lake and find themselves in the middle of an electrical storm. Mae heads out for safety and Erin quickly follows. When Erin finally catches up to Mae, the two realize they are completely lost in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, with little more than a canteen and a couple of candy bars.

In this survival tale loosely based on a true incident...

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