Bound To Stay Bound

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 In the same boat
 Author: Green, Holly

 Publisher:  Scholastic Press (2021)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 355 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 395742 ISBN: 9781338726633
 Ages: 14-18 Grades: 9-12

 Canoes and canoeing -- Fiction
 Father-daughter relationship -- Fiction
 Father-son relationship -- Fiction
 Family life -- Fiction
 Siblings -- Fiction
 Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
 Texas -- Fiction

Price: $23.28

Sadie Scofield is entered in the Texas River Odyssey, 260 miles of brutal canoeing, with a chance to make up for ruining her father's chance of winning the previous year. Her brother Tanner suddenly opts to paddle for a different team, leaving her with Cully, a young man who was her best friend years ago, but no longer. She is stuck with sorting out her relationship with the boy she once tried to defend from his abusive father, and discovers the truth about their feuding families.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: UG
   Reading Level: 4.20
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 514792

   Kirkus Reviews (06/01/21)
   School Library Journal (+) (06/04/21)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 06/04/2021 Gr 7 Up—Taking on the Texas River Odyssey, a canoe endurance race of 265 miles that lasts more than 50 hours, is not for the faint of heart. Sadie's family members are race fanatics, and when she partnered with her dad (who has completed 19 races) the previous year and didn't finish the race because of an injury, her relationship with him was forever altered. This time, she is going with her older brother. When a fight breaks out the night before the race and several racers are disqualified, her brother joins a different team. Sadie is left to paddle with her best friend—turned—nemesis Cully, a racing novice. Their families had been intertwined for years but had a falling out. As the pair navigate the treacherous route around alligators, snakes, and submerged log jams, readers will learn about their past friendship. The narrative is action-packed, and Green paints a vivid picture of the relationships among the two paddlers, their families, and the two friends who serve as their bank crew for the race. The characters are presumed white. VERDICT This must-have adventure will have teens at the edge of their seats as they anticipate the protagonists' ability to finish the race and mend the rift in their friendship.—Elizabeth Kahn, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, Avondale, LA - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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