"Fast-paced and easy to read. . . an engaging and reassuring story about friendship, love and loss, and truly living in the present moment."
—Bill Sherwonit, author of To the Top of Denali and Living with Wildness: An Alaskan Odyssey
A Long Way Down
A lifelong climber, seventeen-year-old Jordan spends as much time as he can scaling the crags outside his Washington hometown. His friend A.J., a fellow climber and popular super-jock, keeps the gorilla football players off Jordan's back, and his girlfriend Juana likes the crags as much as he does. All in all, Jordan's got a crimp hold on happiness.
But even the tightest grip is useless if a piece of the rock breaks away. For the climber, there are only two absolutes in life: gravity and death. Unfortunately, Jordan can't protect his friends from either.
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is terrific and deserves a wide audience."
-Carl Deuker, author of Night Hoops
"[Running With the Wind is] a powerful and honest approach to coping with life's difficulties."
-School Library Journal
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Jordan, a 17-year-old lover of rock climbing, becomes a pariah at his high school and the target of bullies when he is blamed for the accidental death of A.J., a star football player and Jordan's friend, in a climbing accident.May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of A Mighty Wall