Switchback

by Danika Stone

Switchback's title is apt -- it not only describes the adventure of Ash and Vale, a pair of teenagers who get lost in the Canadian back country, but of a plot line that takes you through a heartwarming story of laughter, tears, fear and no small amount of emotional troubles.Switchback's title is apt -- it not only describes the adventure of Ash and Vale, a pair of teenagers who get lost in the Canadian back country, but of a plot line that takes you through a heartwarming story of laughter, tears, fear and no small amount of emotional troubles.


Ash is an avid gamer who seems to get along with everyone; Vale is an outcast who is constantly bullied. Strangely enough, these two have been best friends since kindergarten. During a PhysEd excursion out to Waterton Park in Southern Alberta, the two get separated from their classmates and get incredibly lost.
The story that results includes everything from a wayward skunk to an avalanche and a cuddly baby Elk ... and paints a picture of perseverance, understanding and above all, friendship.


A definite must-read.

Available for purchase May 28.