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Abby McDonald

Dear Librarian:

I love it when characters explore a new side to themselves, and for suburban 'green teen' Jenna, a summer in the wilds of Western Canada puts her environmental beliefs in a whole different light.

A passionate activist, Jenna has hardly stepped foot in the great outdoors; she's surprised to find the reality isn't quite the soothing Walden fantasy she had in mind. Out of her depth (literally thanks to a certain kayak incident), Jenna turns to an old survival guide for help, and comes to reassess her black-and-white assumptions with plenty of hilarious adventures, summer romance, and unexpected friendship along the way.

I think BOYS, BEARS AND A SERIOUS PAIR OF HIKING BOOTS is the perfect summer read, and I'm giving away five copies at random. Contact me by email or twitter for your chance to win!

Abby McDonald
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Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots / Abby McDonald / Candlewick

Price: $16.99 / ISBN: 978-0763643829 / Published: April, 2010

Ages 14 & up / YA fiction


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