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Running hot / David Hill.

By: Hill, David, 1942- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Mallinson Rendel, 2005Description: 116 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0908783949 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Forest fires -- Children's fictionSummary: A group of teenagers are working in a forestry plantation to raise money for a school trip. When one morning they come across two quad riders hooning through the forest. In trying to escape, one of the riders has an accident, his bike explodes and fire spreads through the forest putting the teenagers in terrible danger. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.
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Even though it's a scorching summer afternoon, Garth and his friends are hard at work, thinning trees to earn money for a trip to Fiji. They notice a small fire, but before they can put it out flames have completely engulfed a pine tree . . . and then another. And another. As panic rises, an eerie silence falls until there's a thunderous explosion and the entire clearing erupts in flames: the fire is crowning, and all they can do is run for their lives. Dodging burning embers, unable to hear each other over the fire's deafening roar, hoping to find a ditch, a trench, any protection at all, Garth wonders - how can they all possibly survive? With powerful realism, David Hill evokes the sheer gut-wrenching terror of being caught up in an inferno as well as the resourcefulness bred by utter desperation.

Novel for young adults.

A group of teenagers are working in a forestry plantation to raise money for a school trip. When one morning they come across two quad riders hooning through the forest. In trying to escape, one of the riders has an accident, his bike explodes and fire spreads through the forest putting the teenagers in terrible danger. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.

Comment by Shereece
01/01/2013

My favourite character is Luther for being so honest With Grace.Anita

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