||The Frank Church River of No Return
Wilderness Area stretches across two million acres in
northern Idaho. Right in the heart of it is the Alice
Marshall School, where fifty teenage girls come to escape
their histories and themselves. Lida Wallace’s attempts to
negate herself in every way possible have caused her
father and step-mother to send her away. At Alice
Marshall, she meets Elsa Boone, a fierce and tough native
Idahoan; Jules, who has a deep secret and seems too
healthy to belong at the school; and Gia Longchamps, whose
icy glamour entrances the entire camp except for Boone. As
the girls prepare for a wilderness trek, Lida is both
thrilled and terrified to be chosen as Gia's friend. But
everyone has their secrets--their "Things" they try to
protect; and when those secrets come out on the trek, Lida
makes a dramatic choice between the two friends which
leads to lifelong consequences for all of them. Read
this psychological mind-bender to its unpredictable
chilling conclusion. (South
Carolina Young Adult Book Award, 2015, Prepared
by Alison Patrick, Eastside High School,
|SUBJECTS: Emotional problems -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness (Idaho) -- Fiction.