BACKCOUNTRY

SKU 9781338857887 Category
SKU 9781338857887 Category

Emily has always excelled at sports, and her athletic abilities have given her confidence on and off the courts.  So when she starts to drag during her middle school volleyball season, she assumes it must be the flu.  Why else would she be missing simple spikes and blocks?  But after a particularly intense game, she collapses and finds herself in an ambulance with a paramedic telling her that her life will never be the same.  Adjusting to life with type 1 diabetes isn’t easy, but Emily is desperate to prove to herself and her parents that she’s just as strong and capable as ever.  She convinces her dad not to cancel the backcountry ski trip he had planned for the two of them, especially now that she has a diabetic alert dog Molly to help her manage her condition.  As she and her dad relish the chance to be together and do an activity they love, Emily feels her old confidence returning.  But when an avalanche rips through the area, separating Emily and dad while they are out on the trails, she and Molly are left to face a challenge far greater than anything she could have imagined.  When it becomes clear that no one will come to their rescue before their food and insulin run out, Emily and Molly must find the strength, wisdom and faith in each other to survive their backcountry disaster.  Perfect for fans of books like Hatchet, this story is perfect for readers facing health challenges that they face on a daily basis. 

Emily has always excelled at sports, and her athletic abilities have given her confidence on and off the courts. So when she starts to drag during her middle school volleyball season, she assumes it must be the flu. Why else would she be missing simple spikes and blocks? But after a particularly intense game, she collapses and finds herself in an ambulance with a paramedic telling her that her life will never be the same. Adjusting to life with type 1 diabetes isn’t easy, but Emily is desperate to prove to herself and her parents that she’s just as strong and capable as ever. She convinces her dad not to cancel the backcountry ski trip he had planned for the two of them, especially now that she has a diabetic alert dog Molly to help her manage her condition. As she and her dad relish the chance to be together and do an activity they love, Emily feels her old confidence returning. But when an avalanche rips through the area, separating Emily and dad while they are out on the trails, she and Molly are left to face a challenge far greater than anything she could have imagined. When it becomes clear that no one will come to their rescue before their food and insulin run out, Emily and Molly must find the strength, wisdom and faith in each other to survive their backcountry disaster. Perfect for fans of books like Hatchet, this story is perfect for readers facing health challenges that they face on a daily basis.

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