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I Am Still Alive

I Am Still Alive

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Jess hadn't seen her survivalist, off-the-grid dad in over a decade. But after a car crash killed her mother and left her injured, she was forced to move to his cabin in the remote Canadian wilderness. Just as Jess was beginning to get to know him, a secret from his past paid them a visit, leaving her father dead and Jess stranded. With only her father's dog for company, Jess must forage and hunt for food, build shelter, and keep herself warm. Some days it feels like the wild is out to destroy her, but she's stronger than she ever imagined. Jess will survive. She has to. She knows who killed her father . . . and she wants revenge.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, 2018.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780425290989
0425290980
9780425291009
Characteristics: 314 pages ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: I'm still alive

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LoganLib_Cassie Oct 08, 2019

A YA thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I thought it would be just a survivalist book, and it is that, but it has enough elements of a traditional thriller to keep both adults and teens interested.

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SashaE
Aug 18, 2019

I was expecting this book to be a generic young girl saves the day book, but it wasn't that at all. Instead it was an incredibly breathtaking and vivid read. I read the entire book in one sitting. I'm not going to say anything more, just read this beautiful, tear inducing book for yourself.

JCLChrisK Jun 14, 2019

"My life has become a list of things that almost killed me." A strange and improbable list, but fully immersive and adrenaline-soaked. It's a wilderness tale story with a twist. And a twist. Tense and tangible and hard to put down. Highly satisfying.

vpl_childrens Dec 12, 2018

Jess hasn't seen her dad, who lives in the Canadian wilderness, for 10 years. Then her mother dies and she is forced to move in with him. The two have barely reached a detente when her father is murdered and his cabin is burned down by his unsavory colleagues. Now Jess, along with her dad's dog Bo, must survive in the Canadian wilderness as winter approaches. A story of survival, suspense... and revenge.

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JSM5
Nov 23, 2018

I absolutely loved this book! At first I wasn't sure as it would bounce between time frames but reeled me in while doing so. The whole book was exciting and I couldn't put it down. Will read this again!
Edit: I have read this 3 times now and still love this book!

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Oct 13, 2020

adrigonz thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 15

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JCLChrisK Jun 14, 2019

To survive you need to learn to hold contradictory things in your head at the same time. I am going to die; I am going to live. There is nothing to fear; be wary of everything.

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