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Wednesday, February 19, 2014


I'll be the first to admit that this book is totally not the genre I normally read. I'm all about the sci-fi and fantasy, but Terry Lynn Johnson is my online friend, and I could not resist picking this book up the very day it came in the mail!

What did I think?

I adored it! From the fun interaction between the main characters to the struggle for live and death in the harsh winter of Alaska, I couldn't put ICE DOGS down. I was immersed in the world of dog-sledding and I didn't want to leave. Well written, well-edited, and beautifully put together, ICE DOGS is a wonderful, edge-of-your-seat action adventure story perfect for middle grade and young adult audiences, boys and girls alike. Highly recommended!

ICE DOGS by Terry Lynn Johnson (HMH Books for Young Readers, February 4, 2014)

About the book:
Victoria Secord, a 14-year-old Alaskan dogsled racer, loses her way on a routine outing with her dogs. With food gone and temperatures dropping, her survival, and that of her dogs and the mysterious boy she meets in the woods, is entirely up to her.

Author Terry Lynn Johnson is a musher herself and her crackling writing puts readers at the reins as Victoria and Chris experience setbacks, mistakes, and small triumphs in their wilderness adventure. 

Source of book: Provided by publisher


Bish Denham said...

I totally want to read this book!

PJ Hoover said...

I loved it, Bish! You definitely should read it!!! <3

Kelly Polark said...

That does sound like an exciting book! I think my younger two would love it! Congrats to Terry!

PJ Hoover said...

Yes, Kelly! I'm excited for my kids to read it, too!