Lost in the River of Grass
by Ginny Rorby
A science-class field trip to the Everglades is supposed to be fun, but Sarah's new at Glades Academy, and her fellow freshmen aren't exactly making her feel welcome. When an opportunity for an unauthorized side trip on an airboat presents itself, it seems like a perfect escape–an afternoon without feeling like a sore thumb. But one simple oversight turns a joyride into a race for survival across the river of grass. Sarah will have to count on her instincts—and a guy she barely knows—if they have any hope of making it back alive.
Oooh. I was already kind of terrified of the Everglades and now, boy, I don't ever want to step foot in them without a majorly seasoned tour guide. This book was one dangerous encounter after another. I loved how as Sarah faced the possibility of death over and over, she became more and more capable. She is truly a survivor. One who when push comes to shove, must learn how to become more able on her own...one who will do whatever she must to survive.
If you like survival stories, ones that will keep you on the edge of your seat, this is a good one!