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96 miles, J.L. Esplin

96 miles, J.L. Esplin
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Intended audience
760L, lexile
Literary Form
Main title
96 miles
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Responsibility statement
J.L. Esplin
Accelerated Reader, MG, 5.2, 11.0
During a massive blackout in rural Nevada, two brothers struggle to survive without their self-reliance-obsessed dad and without enough water cross the desert for help21 days without power. 2 brothers on a desperate trek. 72 hours before time runs out. The Lockwood brothers are supposed to be able to survive anything. Their dad, a hard-core beliefver in self-reliance, has stockpiled enough food and water at their isolated Nevada home to last for months. But when they are robbed of all their supplies during a massive blackout while their dad is out of town, John and Stew must walk ninety-six miles in the stark desert sun to get help. Along the way, they're forced to question their dad's insistence on self-reliance and ask just what it is that we owe to our neighbors, to our kin, and to ourselves. From talented newcomer J.L. Esplin comes this story of survival and determination as two young brothers confront the unpredictability of human nature in the face of desperate circumstances. --, From dust jacket
Target audience
pre adolescent
Ninety-six miles
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