River Thunder (Laurel Leaf Books)

River Thunder (Laurel Leaf Books) Jessie, Troy, And The Rest Of The Crew From Downriver Have Returned To The Grand Canyon For Adventure Down The Colorado River In The Year Since They Last Were Together, Each Has Changed Each Feels Mature But How Will They Interact Now That They Are Facing New Challenges Challenges Greater Than Anything They Ve Had To Deal With At Home For Troy, It Is A Chance To Prove He Can Be A Team Player, Someone Worthy Of Friendship And Love For Jessie, The River Is The Ultimate Test Does She Have What It Takes To Row Down The Mighty Colorado The Only Way To Find Out Is To Get Into The Raft And Set Off To Face The Thundering Rapids And The Powerful Emotions That The River Unleashes

WILL HOBBS is the author of seventeen novels for upper elementary, middle school and young adult readers, as well as two picture book stories Seven of his novels, Bearstone, Downriver, The Big Wander, Beardance, Far North, The Maze, and Jason s Gold, were named Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association ALA also named Far North and Downriver to their list of the 100 Best You

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • River Thunder (Laurel Leaf Books)
  • Will Hobbs
  • English
  • 13 March 2019
  • 9780440226819

10 thoughts on “River Thunder (Laurel Leaf Books)

  1. says:

    I have always loved the original book and as complete as the ending was for the original book I couldn t quite figure out how this one would be a continuation of that one So it was a bit of a surprise that the background was basically the same while the cast of characters for the most part also stayed the same although sadly Freddy never showed up Unfortunately this book was too much a repeat of the first including for the majority of the portion of the book the same emotional tension that could be found within the first one And although things turned out right in the end and that there was a bit of a turnaround it just takes away from the story while reminding the reader of the never ending alternatives of the Hatchet books Second of all I was also disappointed that the book almost never mentioned or gave names to the parts of the trip that were included at the beginning of the first trip such as the whitewater where Troy almost flipped his raft before inviting Jess over or even the ones that flipped the raft with the others Although they now have a guidebook only the main trip points are repeated that were named in the first read As a standalone I think that it could be read as such although that would take away from enjoying the much better original book Otherwise it is a decent read and one that will help the reader to pass the time quickly if such is needed.

  2. says:

    River Thunder is the exhilarating sequel to Downriver Troy wants to prove that he has changed, so he plans a trip back to the Grand Canyon for another rafting adventure and invites his friends Jessie, Adam, Star, Rita, and Pug This time, Troy promises, the trip will not be just about him Jessie, who strongly disliked Troy on the last trip, has second thoughts about coming, but eventually she decides not to turn down the adventure of a lifetime Unlike last time, Troy acquires the proper National Park permits for this trip After a couple of days, the friends learn they are rafting the river in record water levels that are still rising and they are one of the last groups to set off down the Grand Canyon Even the low ranked rapids are a struggle in these water levels and the friends begin to wonder if Lava Falls, the steepest navigable rapid in North America, will be passable.Sometimes in life we have to go through challenging situations This book illustrates how individuals may respond to the same circumstances in different ways I enjoyed Downriver immensely I could not wait to read the sequel, River Thunder by Will Hobbs, and find out what happened to Jessie and her friends The author delivered on his promise of high volume excitement Will Hobbs made me feel like I was right there in the roaring, rolling rapids with Jessie and her companions I should caution future readers, this book has some slow, descriptive passages in the middle of the book The book as a whole was a thrilling read and I would recommend this book to anyone who read Downriver and wants to read about the teens adventures I would not recommend reading River Thunder if you have not read Downriver because the author assumes that the reader is already familiar with the characters.

  3. says:

    jessie and star met up with some friends and they were going to go rafting jessie had second thoughts about going since she thought troy wanted to get back at her for breaking up with him half way through they started arguingabout what to do at lava , the roughfest rapid on the river jessie had to decide since she was paddleing jesse is very draumatic.the book was very entense

  4. says:

    I am pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed River Thunder I was expecting the book to be one of those action packed adventure books all about conquering nature in some capacity with the sole focus on overcoming whitewater rafting ad nauseam But I was pleased that author Will Dobbs made the story much than that and create a a tale around the relationship between all the characters something that s usually lacking for me in adventure books I missed out on some of the details by not having read the previous book, Downriver, but I still enjoyed the story that I knew of Jessie and Star, Pug and Rita, as they made their journey oh yeah, and Troy, who could have died in Lava Falls for all I cared Mild spoiler there, in terms of how awful a person Troy is But the fact that I hated Troy so much serves to illustrate how well Dobbs created characters with personalities to hate at all There were still too many details about the rafting parts for my liking, but given that that s the subject of the whole book, it wasn t too bad since there were other storylines involved as well.

  5. says:

    A good time killer

  6. says:

    I read the original in 8th grade as assigned reading review has bene posted for that book and I remember being really excited when I was able to read this one during the summer I liked this one almost as much I don t remember it as clearly as the original, but I do remember that I enjoyed it.

  7. says:

    I found out about this book somehow I always liked the first book Downriver and had no idea that there was a sequel I knew it probably wasn t the greatest idea considering it would probably smash my nostalgia and do things I didn t want it to, but I picked it up to read anyway.Suffice to say I expected this book to tie up some of the loose ends from the first namely what became of Troy, the unresolved issues between him and the rest of the gang, and to see something develop between Jessie and Freddy.Unfortunately, the first problem is that while Freddy is mentioned, he s not a part of the events of this book Though, considering that the entire thing is Troy s scheme and he never liked Freddy anyway, it makes sense that he wouldn t invite him too honestly though it s a little hazy, they never specify if Freddy was actually invited, Jessie just says that he wouldn t be able to due to the fire fighting thing he was doing Anyway, regardless, a sequel without Freddy is depressing indeed, and I hate that he doesn t get to go with Jessie on this trip like I m sure he would have wanted Strike one.And then there s Troy I could type a million reasons why characters like Troy make my hair stand on end No, seriously, he is the guy who s dangerous, the seemingly nice charismatic guy who knows how to influence those around him and doesn t take no for an answer The one who likes being in charge and wants all eyes on him and won t hesitate to take anyone in his way out Has Troy changed since Downriver I don t think so He s still all these things, and worse, he s gotten creepier His fixation on Jessie is stalkerish, an obsession that is seriously screwed up The guy tracks her down, follows her around her hometown, watching her every movement, and then creates this whole river trip just for the chance to get back into her life and make her his he essentially says this, that he didn t care about seeing anyone else but her He wants her to move to California to live with him an underage 16 year old girl Seriously It s possessive and creepy as hell And what annoys me most is that while Jessie is smart enough to back the hell away, this isn t resolved in the end It s just like ok Jessie tells Troy where to shove it and we re supposed to expect he ll back off, never contact her again, never stalk her, try to convince her to go to California, and when that doesn t work kidnap her It really bothers me that this is left hanging, because it s scary, and I don t like that in the end it s sort of forgotten in the joy of reaching the end of the river Strike two.As for plot, well, the story doesn t really have much of one compared to Downriver there was plenty of conflict and adventure there with the stealing of the equipment to go down the Grand Canyon themselves without a permit or adult, and the whole tension between Freddy, Troy, and Jessie Here there s not quite the same suspense, the main issue is Troy and is he or isn t he still a controlling douche bag It s kind of the whole thing and it just fizzles out and isn t resolved at the end There s also some hinting at some relationships blossoming, Rita and Adam, and a weird possibility of Pug and Star or Star and Joe which is just odd Also I kind of missed all of Star s new age yness, it was really much toned down in this book and hardly brought up which made me sad.Possibly the best parts were the actual rafting on the river, and Jessie s interactions with Kit I actually really loved this relationship and like the implications that Jessie might turn riding the Grand Canyon river into a lifetime job.Overall, the book s just ok, kind of a weak follow up to the original lacking a lot of development of the side characters and not quite as fun And in closing, I sincerely hope that Jessie files a restraining order against Troy, because seriously, guy is a creeper.

  8. says:

    The crew from Downriver returns to the Grand Canyon as interns with hopes of completing the Grand Canyon trip through the big rapids Granite, Hermit, Crystal, Lava Falls in their own rafts The flood level waters have different plans for our intrepid teens How will the unlikely group find strength in each other to survive Hobbs, W 1997 River thunder New York, NY Delacorte Press.Awards Young Adult Choices, International Reading Association IRA , Junior Library Guild SelectionBooks for the Teenage, New York Public Library, Mountains and Plains Regional Book Award Finalist Colorado Book Award Nominee Colorado Center for the Book Curriculum Connections Water, Growing Up, Rights of Passage, Coming of Age Personal Literature Connection Boys, but girls too, reluctant readers, outdoor lovers.

  9. says:

    Jessie, Troy, and the rest of the crew from Downriver have returned to the Grand Canyon for adventure down the Colorado River In the year since they last were together, each has changed each feels mature But how will they interact now that they are facing new challenges challenges greater than anything they ve had to deal with at home For Troy, it is a chance to prove he can be a team player, someone worthy of friendship and love For Jessie, the river is the ultimate test Does she have what it takes to row down the mighty Colorado The only way to find out is to get into the raft and set off to face the thundering rapids and the powerful emotions that the river unleashes.

  10. says:

    Quotable No matter what happened downriver, this was pure magic I remembered how much I was in love with moving water What a feeling, taking a raft through a rapid There s just nothing like it I wanted and and I was definitely going to have my chance One rapid down, a hundred and fifty nine to go.I m not ready to get involved like that, not with you or anybody What I m looking forward to is getting out on my own inventing my own life Don t take this wrong, but I feel like what you re hoping for is someone who will magically fix up your life, make a life for you.

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