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Take Me to the River by Will Hobbs


Book Summary

Dylan travels from North Carolina to the Texas-Mexico border to paddle the Rio Grande with his cousin. A series of changes means that his trip is far less supervised than Dylan expected, and the dangers of the river are not all of the natural kind.

Take Me to the River book cover
Take Me to the River

Book Review

This writer excels in offering specific descriptive details about the natural environment, without ever making the reader feel bogged down by the description. Much like Go Big or Go Home (but in a different setting), this story is an adventure that puts young teenagers in charge during life-or-death situations. There is enough character development to keep readers connected to the plot, and the pages turn quickly. A bit scary; well-suited for sixth grade.

Topics and Themes for this book:

  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Courage; Persistence
  • Texas - Mexico Border
  • River Rafting
  • Responsibility to do the right thing

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.

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