Sunday, February 14, 2010
Leepike Ridge by N. D. Wilson
Title: Leepike Ridge
Author: N.D. Wilson
Genre: Juvenile fiction, Adventure
Rating: PG, Thumbs Up
What I like: This book was fun to read, I felt like the plot winded like the river Tom rides on in the book, you're not sure where it will end up. It's an interesting book about survival and taking chances. Other people have compared this book to Hatch, by Gary Paulson and Holes, by Louis Sachar. I really like that the author said he ripped off Tom Sawyer, the Odyssey and Robinson Crusoe--sounds crazy but it totally worked.
Synopsis: Tom Hammond falls asleep on a piece of Styrofoam out of a Refrigerator box that's floating in a pond near his house. Tom wakes after the foam has floated out of the pond and down the river. It's a matter of seconds, after he wakes that the river plunges underneath the Mountain and down into a series of caves. With no hope of rescue Tom must find a way to escape.