Terror at Bottle Creek

Terror at Bottle Creek

Book - 2016
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In this gritty, realistic wilderness adventure, thirteen-year-old Cort is caught in a battle against a Gulf Coast hurricane. Cort's father is a local expert on hunting and swamp lore in lower Alabama who has been teaching his son everything he knows. But when a deadly Category 3 storm makes landfall, Cort must unexpectedly put his all skills--and bravery--to the test. One catastrophe seems to lead to another, leaving Cort and two neighbor girls to face the storm as best they can. Amid miles of storm-thrashed wetlands filled with dangerous, desperate wild animals, it's up to Cort to win--or lose--the fight for their lives.
Publisher: Square Fish/Farrar Straus Giroux, New York : 2016
ISBN: 9781250104212
Branch Call Number: YF KEY

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ArapahoeAnnaL Oct 05, 2018

A terrific adventure story; lots of detail describing the landscape (swamp, river, jungle, animals) and boat. Three children survive a hurricane overnight in a swamp. Scary and requires a high level of comprehension.

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Kristen MERKE
Aug 24, 2017

If you can make it past the vile first few chapters which are about alligator hunting and completely irrelevant to this story I applaud you for making it that far. This book is chapter upon chapter of unrealistic horrible events that seem to be never ending, until they are. The actions comes to what appears to me a full stop in the most cliched of ways only to pick back up again for a predictable finish. This book, truly more about a father's failure to be a man and hold down a wife leaves a sour taste in your mouth when it ultimately achieves nothing. We are back where we started, and it it feels like a big old waste of time. On top of the dramatics, there's the awful characterization of Liza the female companion to the protagonist. His interior monologue constantly degrades not only her, but all girls of that age (13).

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Kristen MERKE
Aug 24, 2017

Kristen MERKE thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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