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Sigmund Brouwer

  • Trapped
  • Trapped
    In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Matt makes a startling discovery that he hides from his abusive foster parents.

96 pages
Grade Readability: 1.9
Interest Age: 12 to 18
Lexile: 560
ISBN: 9781459828612

Matt is counting down the days until he turns sixteen.

He's been living with his foster parents in Yukon River valley in their isolated cabin. His plan is to leave and never come back. He is done with the harsh lifestyle and helping his abusive foster dad, Dan, run the traplines so he can make money selling animal furs. He can't wait to start a new life on his own in the city. But when Matt discovers a big and valuable gold nugget, everything changes. What seems like a dream come true and an easy way out quickly turns into a nightmare that will test Matt's wilderness survival skills to the fullest.

This high-interest Orca Anchor title is written specifically for teens reading below a grade 2.0 level.

"A thrilling hi-lo adventure story for teens...The beauty of Trapped is in its no-holds-barred narrative that keeps the reader guessing as to what will happen next…A valuable hi-lo addition to any library. Highly Recommended."
- CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Taut and gripping...From the first sentence, this compact, suspenseful title pulls reluctant readers in and never lets go."
- Kirkus Reviews

"An excellent choice to hand to middle and high school reluctant readers, especially where outdoor adventures are popular."
- School Library Journal