5th Grade and Up
Welcome to Nowhere, Arizona, the least livable town in the United States.
For Gus, a bright 13-year-old with dreams of getting out and going to college, life there is made even worse by Bo Taylor, Nowhere’s biggest, badest bully. When Bo tries to force Gus to eat a dangerously spiny cactus, Rossi Scott, one of the best racers in Nowhere, comes to his rescue but in return she has to give Bo her prized dirt bike. Determined to buy it back, Gus agrees to go searching for gold in Dead Frenchman Mine, joined by his old friends Jessie Navarro and Matthew Dufort, and Rossi herself. As they hunt for treasure, narrowly surviving everything from cave-ins to mountain lions, they bond over shared stories of how hard life is in Nowhere and they realize this adventure just may be their way out.
This story shows that nothing brings people together more than adversity and that you’re capable of great feats when you’re put in a life or death situation. With realistic characters and non-stop action, I couldn’t put this book down.
The reason why this book is titled 24 Hours in Nowhereis because the story takes place in a 24-hour time span. And a lot can happen in 24 hours.
For fans of The Goonies, and Stand by Me, and Louis Sachar’s Holes, this is the book for you.
This weeks’ Weird but True Fact about Found Gold
A California couple once found $10,000 worth of gold in their backyard.