They came on a mission of mercy, but now they’re in a fight for their lives.
High schooler Will Peterson and three friends journeyed to Central America to help rebuild a school. In a poor, secluded mountain village, they won the hearts of the local people with their energy and kindness.
But in one sudden moment, everything went horribly wrong. A revolution swept the country. Now, guns and terror are everywhere—and Americans are being targeted as the first to die.
Will and his friends have got to get out fast. But streets full of killers . . .hills patrolled by armies . . . and a jungle rife with danger stand between them and the border. Their one hope of escape lies with a veteran warrior who has lost his faith and may betray them at any moment. Their one dream is to reach freedom and safety and home.
If they can just survive.
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IF WE SURVIVE
I have a 13 year old son who reads books in a couple hours. We're always trying to find new Authors and new series to introduce to him. He loves the books by Andrew klavan. I buy everything he writes.
This was the first of Klavan's books that I've read and it won't be the last. Not knowing much about his work, I figured I'd start here and see where I ended up. If We Survive is definitely action-packed, from nearly the first page to the last and has a level of detail to the settings and situations that draw the reader in. Even with extraordinary situations, I could easily relate to the characters and their various back stories, which did not detract from the main plot.
...to make sure it was ok. There's some violence, but none of it is gratuitous. I particularly liked the stereotypical characters. My children have not met such persons before, and I had good discussions with them about these characters, e.g., a liberal who will stick his head in the sand to ignore an ugly truth. My 14 year old son read it first, then my 13 year old daughter, then my 10 year old daughter. They all loved it, and couldn't put it down. I am ordering Klavan's entire "Homelander" series for them.