Never Say Die
by Will Hobbs. Ages 8 to 12.

Nick Thrasher, an Inuit teenager, and his photographer half-brother take a rafting trip in the Canadian Arctic to look for caribou. Soon, the trip isn’t going as planned, and dangerous wild animals — including a ferocious “grolar bear” (a polar bear-grizzly mix) — threaten to keep them from getting back home.

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