Wildfire Run

Wildfire Run

by Dee Garretson

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Overview

The president’s son, luke, and his friends Theo and Callie are constantly being watched by Secret Service agents at Camp David. But when things spiral out of control, Luke and his friends are suddenly on their own, racing to escape a raging wildfire threatening their lives. They urgently need a plan: to override the security systems, to save those who were supposed to save them, to get through an impassable gate, and to escape Camp David.

Debut author Dee Garretson delivers a heart-pounding survival thriller—an action-packed adventure with undeniable suspense.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061953507
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/30/2011
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 782,219
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 690L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Dee Garretson spent her childhood helping her father build his offbeat inventions and playing adventure games in the woods. After working as a landscape designer and teaching landscape horticulture classes for several years, Dee returned to writing. Her debut novel, Wildfire Run, has been praised for its suspense and its hero, Luke, who “with his companions, displays generous measures of courage and ingenuity in rising to the occasion” (ALA Booklist). She lives with her family in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Wildfire Run 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Luke's dad is the President of the United States. They awake one morning at Camp David to an earthquake ripple. Immediately, the President heads to Washington to uncover more details about the destruction and to figure out how to best help the people. Luke remains at Camp David with his friend, Theodore. They plan to build a robot with the help of his dog. They're in the middle of working on the project when Luke's used-to-be friend, Callie, appears. She's carrying a kitten. When the canine frightens the feline, both animals take off into the woods. Luke and Callie run to catch them, but they're not allowed into the woods. Meanwhile, the Secret Service agents get word of a fast-moving forest fire. They must evacuate the camp immediately. They wait for a few minutes to see if Luke can call back his dog. When he doesn't appear, they jump into SUVs and head for the main gate. As they try to exit, catastrophe ensues. Following a car crash that leaves the extraction team separated and hurt, the three tweens need to figure out how to get away from Camp David. Unfortunately, the security measures used in keeping out terrorists are also keeping them from escaping. WILDFIRE RUN is a fast-paced read bursting with action and danger. Luke, Callie, and Theo must learn to put their differences aside and work together as a team. They come up with crazy ideas to outsmart the system, which creates a great novel for tweens and reluctant readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed, Wildfire Run. If you want some short, and good literature, you will definantly enjoy it! My only downside is that sometimes it seemed a bit too slow, and the security systems seem a tad unrealiatic. But, like a said, it was a overall, a pretty good book! Buy it now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dee came to our school and she was amazing! I am really excited to start reading her book
tammy25 More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for a gift for my granddaughter then decided to read it first. The book is so interesting and combined with suspense, humor and knowledge my granddaughter is going to have towait. I have three other friends that want to read it first!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yo this a great book its worth the money GET IT PEOPLE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My teacher read it to us and I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excitement throughout the story will keep kids turning the pages.
Dianajenkins More than 1 year ago
Dee Garretson starts with an intriguing concept and develops it into an exciting adventure that kids will love -- especially boys! When an earthquake sets off a wildfire, things go terribly wrong at Camp David. The President's son and his friends must save themselves. The security of Camp David works against them as one problem after another develops. The kids are smart and courageous but very human, too, so readers can relate to them and their struggle to survive. Great details about Camp David are skillfully woven into this fun book.
MelissaFreed on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Read aloud to 7 y.o. and it was the most intense thing we've read. Very suspenseful, great problem solving by the kids and one death of minor character (Secret Service Agent) but otherwise positive ending.
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This is an ok book but it seemed to much likee "wolfstorm"
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book just....wow. It is so good, it has been the only thing I have been reading for the past day and a half. It is so good I just cannot put it down! It is full of exciting twists and turns. And there are times were I'm like, what will happen next? Is he/she dead? Will they survive? It is awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago