- Short-listed, Diamond Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2013
- Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2012
- Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2012
Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443104883 Paperback
144 Pages | 5" x 7.75" | Ages 9 to 12
Raven is over the moon when she is the first to get to the mountaintop on a trek with her sister and new stepfather. Reaching the summit is like standing on top of the world: exhilarating and breath-taking. But her triumph is short-lived when the earth starts shaking and she takes a terrible tumble down the side of the mountain. Terrified and injured, she stumbles around looking for her family, only to realize they are alive, but trapped in a cave, impossible to reach.
Raven sets out alone to find help. But with no food, and danger lurking at every turn, how will she find her way back to civilization?
In the tradition of Hatchet, Facing the Mountain is the captivating story of a young girl's incredible journey through unpredictable wilderness. Readers will be left breathless as Raven struggles to keep her wits about her and find the courage it takes to go on.
"[A]n engrossing read, with an authentic first-person narrative...Facing the Mountain is a refreshing read for middle schoolers who want a survival story that has a strong sense of character, not just action, with a protagonist who uses her head as she is guided by her heart to make the right decisions." —CM Magazine
"Author Wendy Orr does a wonderful job of keeping the readers engaged through her gripping novel." —Resource Links