Stranded by Matthew P. Mayo
A Story of Frontier Survival

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Author Mayo has written a beautiful story of pioneer hardiness and the determination to survive. Though Janette is the only character and narrator for most of the story, there are no dull spots or slow places.
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PERFECT FOR FANS OF GARY PAULSEN'S SURVIVAL STORIES AND READERS WHO ENJOYED THE REVENANT BY MICHAEL PUNKE

In autumn, 1849, 14-year-old Janette Riker travels westward to Oregon Territory with her father and two brothers. Before crossing the Rockies, they stop briefly to hunt buffalo. The men leave camp early on the second day ... and never return.

Based on actual events, and told in diary format, is the harrowing account of young Janette Riker's struggle to survive the long winter alone. Facing certain death, and with blizzards, frostbite, and gnawing hunger her only companions, she endures repeated attacks by grizzly bears, wolves, and mountain lions.

Janette rises to each challenge, relying on herself more than she knew possible. Her only comfort comes in writing in her diary, where she shares her fears, her travails, and her dwindling hopes.
 

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Published May 17, 2017 by Five Star Publishing. 243 pages
Genres: History, Westerns, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Toni V. Sweeney on May 19 2017

Author Mayo has written a beautiful story of pioneer hardiness and the determination to survive. Though Janette is the only character and narrator for most of the story, there are no dull spots or slow places.

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