Boys, Bears, and A Serious Pair of Hiking BootsBook - 2010
Jenna may hail from the 'burbs of New Jersey, but Green Teen activism is her life. So when her mom suggests they spend the summer at Grandma's Florida condo, Jenna pleads instead to visit her hippie godmother, Susie, up in rural Canada. Jenna is psyched at the chance to commune with this nature she's heard about -- and the cute, plaidwearing boys she's certain must roam there. But after a few run-ins with local wildlife (from a larger-than-life moose to Susie's sullen Goth stepdaughter to a hot but hostile boy named Reeve), Jenna gets the idea that her long-held ideals, like vegetarianism and conservation, don't play so well with this population of real outdoorsmen. A dusty survival guide offers Jenna amusing tips on navigating the wilderness -- but can she learn to navigate the turns of her heart?
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This story is about a teenage girl named Jenna who is a vegetarian. She had no interest in summer.During her summer, she had met a guy that turn her life upside. They both share their lives and stories.
Seventeen-year-old Jenna may hail from the 'burbs, but environmental activism is her life. So when the opportunity arises to spend the summer in the wilds of Canada with her hippie godmother, Susie, Jenna jumps at the chance to explore this nature she's heard so much about--and the cute, plaid-wearing boy's she's certain roam there. But after run-ins with Susie's sullen Goth stepdaugher and a hot but hostile local boy named Reeve, Jenna realizes that her long-held ideas don't play so well with the real outdoorsmen. With help of a dusty survival guide, she begins to navigate this new wilderness--but can she learn to navigate the surprising turns of her heart?
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" The stress of packing and travel and trying to make nice with the Stillwater kids all drifts away, until- "Oh hi." the voice comes from behind me. I sit up, yawning, to find Reeve a few feet away. I can't help but notice he's shirtless, wearing cargo short with a towel slung over his shoulders. "
Where are they? I pull myself to my feet. "Ethan?" My voice catches in my throat. I can't see their flashlight aymore or hear anything but the haunting rustle of the trees and my own beatin heart. "Reeve? Guys, where are you?"
It's completely dark now heavy like a blanket around me. I can't make out anything but the ominous black shapes all around. My stomach lurches with fear, but I try not to panic.Cautiously, I edge forward. If I just keep walking in a straight line, won't that get me back to the road eventually? Then maybe I can call Susie to come pick me up and--
Something grabs me from behind.
"Arrrghhh!" I lurch away from my unknown assailant. In and instant, I think of all the terrible things that could be lurking in the dark. "HELP ME!" I scream, propelling myself forward into the trees. I make it half a dozen steps, and then I hear laughter.
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