Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots
author: Abby McDonald
Jenna may hail from the ’burbs of New Jersey, but Green Teen activism is her life. When she gets a chance to visit her hippie godmother, Susie, up in rural Canada, Jenna is psyched to commune with this nature she’s heard about — and the cute, plaid-wearing boys she’s certain must roam there. But after some run-ins with local wildlife (a larger-than-life moose, Susie’s sullen Goth stepdaughter, a hot but hostile boy named Reeve), Jenna gets the idea that her long-held ideals, like vegetarianism and conservation, don’t play so well with this population of real outdoorsmen. A dusty survival guide offers amusing tips on navigating the wilderness, but can Jenna learn to navigate the turns of her heart?
"McDonald composes a fun summer read, examining the conflict between sticking to one’s beliefs and learning the art of compromise." —Publishers Weekly