Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots (Paperback)
"McDonald composes a fun summer read, examining the conflict between sticking to one’s beliefs and learning the art of compromise." —Publishers Weekly
Jenna may hail from the ’burbs of New Jersey, but Green Teen activism is her life. When she gets a chance to visit her hippie godmother, Susie, up in rural Canada, Jenna is psyched to commune with this nature she’s heard about — and the cute, plaid-wearing boys she’s certain must roam there. But after some run-ins with local wildlife (a larger-than-life moose, Susie’s sullen Goth stepdaughter, a hot but hostile boy named Reeve), Jenna gets the idea that her long-held ideals, like vegetarianism and conservation, don’t play so well with this population of real outdoorsmen. A dusty survival guide offers amusing tips on navigating the wilderness, but can Jenna learn to navigate the turns of her heart?