Take Me to the River

Take Me to the River

by Will Hobbs


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Deep in trouble, deep in the canyons

Fourteen-year-old Dylan Sands has come all the way to the Big Bend on the Texas-Mexico border to paddle the fabled Rio Grande with his cousin Rio. As the boys are packing their raft and canoe for ten days in the canyons, six Black Hawk helicopters appear overhead and race across the river into Mexico. The Army warns them that a hurricane is approaching the coast.

Convincing themselves that their chances of running into a storm are slim, Dylan and Rio launch onto the wildest and most remote waters in the Southwest. Downriver, a man appears with a seven-year-old boy, begging for help . . . and the storm is upon them. Danger, suspense, and the ever-looming troubles in Mexico drive this white-knuckle adventure forward at a breakneck pace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060741464
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/15/2012
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 428,557
Product dimensions: 5.16(w) x 7.44(h) x 0.46(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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Take Me to the River 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Morgan Taylor More than 1 year ago
Was a really good book! Suggested to many young readers...if you find this boring plz keep reading till the 8th chapter! It will change your mind about this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book suspention in sample...want to buy...recomend a 4 1/2****'star rateing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you don't like it keep reading because it gets more suspenseful as the story goes on. Great Read
YouthGPL on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A summer vacation canoeing and rafting in the Big Bend National Park, for Dylan this sounds like a great way to spend the summer. His uncle and cousin, who are river rats, will make sure Dylan is safe and has a great time.Unfortunately once Dylan arrives, he finds that his uncle is in Alaska and his cousin Rio hasn't bothered to tell him about that little detail. However, Dylan is already there and decides to go for it and that what his parents don't know won't hurt him.Rio and Dylan get ready and start off on their journey. They wind up having to deal with Hurricane Dolly which has the river depths running at an all time high, dangerously so. But that isn't even the worst of their problems. Drug cartel thugs kill two judges at a resort near the river they are rafting in. One of the criminal takes a hostage and manages to escape to the river. Guess who Dylan and Rio run into?Put this all into one pot and watch it boil, hotter and higher than either teen could even imagine. Will they survive Dolly and Carlos or are they goners?This was one of those kind of books that pulls you into the action quickly. Rio and Dylan make a good team. They've never met, but they become good friends almost immediately. Both are just a little anxious to take risks, yet are still good at thinking out their strategies and figure out the best/safest way to get out of a jam. They show a maturity that is impressive and they are brave and willing to risk their lives to save the young hostage, Diego. They are the kind of teens, I think most YAs would like to think they would be if they were caught in this kind of dangerous situation. I enjoyed the white knuckle action and kept turning the pages to find out how it ended. If you enjoy action and heroes, you'll like this new offering by Will Hobbs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is good so far I only read the frist paragraph
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I think was the book was very interesting and I like it. I thought I wasn’t going to like it when I was going to read it but at the end I liked. In the book there are two boys who want to go to the river and get trapped. And they weren’t even Suppose to go to the river. In the book there are two boys who take a walk to the river and get trapped in a bad storm and have now where else to go. They try to escape the storm but are trapped. Somehow they end up getting out of the storm. The two boys were in trouble when they got home and could never go bake to the river alone and with a boat. I really liked the book and want to read more of Will Hobbs books. I think that his books are very interesting and readable.
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Only on page 31and its so good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont have it but it sounds great. I have never say die and am impressed with it...so i want this book too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book and it was awesome
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Dont waste yo money
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think thid book was amazing a must read SPOILER!!!! The boy Diego gets home safely and dad lives SORRY JUST HAD TO SY AND ENJOY THE BOIK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book but their is a better adventrious book call the giver please go under reviews for the giver and you will see my review and at the very bottom of my review it will have my name my name is Jackson G.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I guess this book is O.K if you like adventure. But in my oppinion it gets boring in thr middle and I truly didn't care if they lived or died. I'm not that in to action books, but this one I didn't even want to read the rest. I may be being a bit harsh but in my oppinion, it's not worth the money. Not a very suspensful, enjoyable read.