Missing Person ~ 911
The early morning call tells me there is a 12 year old boy lost in the woods! As I jump out of bed, I think of the time when I received a similar message about my own son. Will I be able to help some frantic parents with their fear and pain? Will our well-trained search and rescue teams be able to find this inexperienced child before it is too late?
This edge-of-four-seat story keeps the reader interested. It also helps in better understanding the selflessness of volunteers in the Search and Rescue field. Based on a true story, this is guaranteed to leave the reader wanting more information about this unique program which trains teens to be responsible, caring and unselfish.
<p>McPhail's work draws readers in with a captivating search and rescue story before providing valuable information regarding outdoor safety. The narrative aspect of the work is well-crafted, compelling, and quick moving. Given the short and fast-moving plot, younger readers will be compelled to keep reading. The narrative enhances the educational aspects of the work, as the reader feels emotionally invested in the content. Overall, this is a good pick for young adult readers with interests in the outdoors. </p>