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Be Not Far from Me

Authors: McGinnis, Mindy
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
BISAC/Subject: YAF001020, YAF052020, YAF062000
ISBN: 9780062561640, Related ISBNs: 0062561642, 9780062561626, 9780062561640
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 240,
Audience: Young adult
Synopsis:

Hatchet meets Wild in this harrowing YA survival story about a teenage girl’s attempt to endure the impossible, from the Edgar Award-winning author of The Female of the Species, Mindy McGinnis.

The world is not tame. Ashley knows this truth deep in her bones, more at home with trees overhead than a roof.

So when she goes hiking in the Smokies with her friends for a night of partying, the falling dark and creaking trees are second nature to her. But people are not tame either. And when Ashley catches her boyfriend with another girl, drunken rage sends her running into the night, stopped only by a nasty fall into a ravine.

Morning brings the realization that she’s alone—and far off trail. Lost in undisturbed forest and with nothing but the clothes on her back, Ashley must figure out how to survive with the red streak of infection creeping up her leg.

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