Never Say Die

Never Say Die

by Will Hobbs

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Overview

In this fast-paced adventure story set in the Canadian arctic, fifteen-year-old Inuit hunter Nick Thrasher comes face-to-face with a fearsome creature on a routine caribou hunt gone wrong. Part grizzly, part polar bear, this environmental mutant has been pegged the “grolar bear” by wildlife experts. Nick may have escaped this time, but it won’t be his last encounter.

Then Nick’s estranged half-brother, Ryan, offers to take him on a rafting trip down a remote part of the Firth River. But when disaster strikes, the two narrowly evade death. They’re left stranded without supplies—and then the grolar bear appears. Will Hobbs brings his singular style to this suspenseful story about two brothers fighting for survival against the unpredictable—and sometimes deadly—whims of nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061708800
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/13/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 460,740
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Will Hobbs is the award-winning author of nineteen novels, including Far North, Crossing the Wire, and Take Me to the River.

Never Say Die began with the author's eleven-day raft trip in 2003 down the Firth River on the north slope of Canada's Yukon Territory. Ever since, Will has been closely following what scientists and Native hunters are reporting about climate change in the Arctic. When the first grolar bear turned up in the Canadian Arctic, he began to imagine one in a story set on the Firth River.

A graduate of Stanford University, Will lives with his wife, Jean, in Durango, Colorado.

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Never Say Die 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 139 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 10yr old and 14 yr old loved it we listened to it on a road trip. Excellent writing, suspensful, and well researched. We had some good discussions and we even had to check if the National Geographic article was real. The author has a nice web page as well. If you or your kids like books by Gary Paulsen you will love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read. Plenty of action. I couldn't put it down. Plan on reading more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really good book whether you are 12 years old or 73 years old
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got this free Friday ebook this morning, and could, not put down. Finished before supper!
MRR62 More than 1 year ago
I read through this book originally believing it was a biographical account of something that actually happened... it felt that real. The cover shows a bear that appears to be part polar and part grizzly, a result of climate changes in polar regions. References to climate changes flow through the book, though I did not sense an attitude of blame nor any offering of remedy. (The relationship between the boy and bear is not companionable, though it may seem so in the picture on the cover.) The story tells of an encounter a young boy has with such a "grolar" bear, and the subsequent journey he takes with his half brother along the river to document the migration of the caribou... and the encounters with various bears along the way... In addition to the adjectives in my headline, I found this story enlightening, revealing ways people live who are quite removed from my own experience (though I am quite familiar with mosquitos, thank you!) I recommend this book for anyone who wishes to expand horizons and realize how reality grows with shared experiences. This is not a mild read, and some lives end in the telling... but I won't tell you whose! Recommended Read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great. I got it on nooks free friday day. The book kept my interest. It is a great book I think for young teenage boys and just about anyone. Am 65 and really enjoyed it. Kept you wanting to turn to the next page. Give it a try you will like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its extremely sad because of the animals killing other animals but thats nature. But the author described it in detail...so its also gross and that makes it more sad too. But its also very intresting and touching. You should get it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful story. If I still taught English, I'd use this as a teaching tool. It covers history, geography, Native peoples, Climate change and more. Personally, as a lover of Ice Road Truckers (the television show on History), I loved being able to learn more about some of the people they help.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome book you have to read it now
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want to learn about living in Alaska as an Alaskan native, and have a horrifying adventure along one of it's rivers, don't miss this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
exciting! a book that is hard to put down. Gives you a great history and ecology lesson about an area that I probably won't get to see
KnitKicky More than 1 year ago
engaging for younger readers; reminiscent of "Hatchet" but with heavy-handed treatment of issues of resource management.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, new species of animal, learned a few things. Not preachy, just a good story about our changing world from a young man's perspective. I would recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok
goldieinaz More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down! Fantastic story and great characters. Highly recommend.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a thrilling book that raises many questions about our environment and how it affects the life of the innuit. Two brothers embark on a most horrifying river trip where they encounter thousands of caribou wolves and bears. This book will definitely be enjoyed by teen readers as well as the older generation. Thank you for the free Friday book that is really worth readind. Thanks also to the Author for providing such interesting characters and settings. I certainly will buy more of the books dealing with the Alaskan and Tundra genre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Die. *MLG Air horns*
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I highly recommend! Held my attention to the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has so many good details and it is a true adventure
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book : )
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