Fugitives from Northwoods

Fugitives from Northwoods Eight teenagers escape imprisonment at a work camp to brave the wilderness Tested to their limits they struggle to survive their terrifying dash for freedom After the total collapse of the world econ

  • Title: Fugitives from Northwoods
  • Author: Chris Bostic
  • ISBN: 9780984652457
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Paperback
  • Eight teenagers escape imprisonment at a work camp to brave the wilderness Tested to their limits, they struggle to survive their terrifying dash for freedom After the total collapse of the world economy, the United States could not stand together So they failed separately In the small region state of Winnkota, poverty and greed are turning the idyllic Northwoods of MiEight teenagers escape imprisonment at a work camp to brave the wilderness Tested to their limits, they struggle to survive their terrifying dash for freedom After the total collapse of the world economy, the United States could not stand together So they failed separately In the small region state of Winnkota, poverty and greed are turning the idyllic Northwoods of Minnesota into a barren wasteland of clear cut forests and over fished lakes Every able bodied teenager is conscripted into a labor force and sent to work in harsh, prison like conditions They are enslaved young so they never learn to think for themselves But Penn is different He s determined to win back freedom for himself, his friends, and someday for his homeland On a cold autumn night, the group makes their dash for freedom north of the border The fugitives endure a series of difficult wilderness challenges while pursued by the ruthless camp guards They weave through dense forest, scale cliffs, swim through the bitterly cold lakes, and otherwise try simply to survive Pushing his friends to the breaking point, Penn guides the fugitives through a harsh, but ironically beautiful, backdrop of amazing Northwoods scenery Adversity and loss abound, all while an unexpected physical attraction leads to a burgeoning love story Should any of them survive to reach the border, will the freedom found equal all that they expected

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    1. ** I received this novel, courtesy of the author, in exchange for an honest review **One of the top ten things I will not brave - the wilderness. If I'm in the woods, it's because someone has left me there to die.FUGITIVES FROM THE NORTHWOODS more or less affirms that belief. Between the harsh elements, hostile wildlife, scarce resources and feeling of being hunted, there is perpetual sense of suspense and desperation dogging the characters. So many things can go wrongs - and they do. As far as [...]

    2. *I received a free copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review.Plot- 8/10Characters- 8/10Writing- 8.5/10World Building- 8/10TOTAL- 8.1/10Quickie Review (NO SPOILERS)- Fugitives from Northwoods first caught my interest early on this year. It had a gripping premise, and seemed like the type of book that I love to read. When the opportunity to Read and Review this book came (and I was able to fiddle with my e-reader to get it to display the book), I was eager to try it.Fugitives from North [...]

    3. Firstly id like to thank Chris Bostic for giving me this book in exchange for a honest review Chris has written a wonderful story of a group of teens whom have been forced into a labour camp from the age of 14 and have planned to escape. The book is written form Penn a 18 year old boys point of view as he leads a group who consist of 4 boys and 4 girls break out of the camp hoping to make it across the border so that they may be free from the harsh conditions of the camp. But along the way they [...]

    4. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewI loved this book and read it in a matter of hours. The characters were vague in the beginning, but as the journey went on I got to know them all better. I loved that I had to make my own judgements about the characters and their relationships, to find out that I was wrong about them. It was a wonderful way to see who they were. The story was filled with suspense, danger, love and friendship. The writing was wonderful, I was there wi [...]

    5. This book is fast paced and suspenseful, as well as more realistic than the average run of YA romances. As it's set in a future dystopian society, romance is only one aspect of the story, and not the primary element. The teenage characters are focused on escape, fleeing through a challenging landscape that is very well described in excellent detail. The only thing I found a bit lacking was the back story of both society as a whole and the individual characters. The characters were fairly well de [...]

    6. 'Fugitives from Northwoods' written by avid outdoorsman Chris Bostic and published by Krill Press is a wonderful edge-of-your-seat page-turner for the Young Adult market.Set in a Dystopian USA where religion is outlawed and education is brief, the young are conscripted into The Workforce before being shipped off, toiling away for the rest of their days in the military or down the mines.If they actually live for long enough to trade one hell for another.Under cover of darkness in the Northwoods f [...]

    7. Fugitives from Northwoods is a young adult dystopian adventure story about a group of teenagers forced to escape a labour camp. Hunted by their captors, they survive in an environment that’s both friend and enemy.Capable narrator Penn leads the reader through frigid lakes and forests, injury and loss using simple descriptions and unfussy prose to present the setting and its challenges. The author showcases his knowledge of the landscape, but resists the temptation to let it overwhelm the plot. [...]

    8. Fugitive from North woods by Chris BosticSynopsis: This story takes place in a time where adolescent boys are sent to camps to work under harsh conditions for limited resources. While most young men conform to this lifestyle, one man takes it upon himself to get out. With some of his friends they escape the camp and are chased down by guards throughout the story. They face all different difficulties while they struggle to survive.Review: The author, Chris Bostic, is definitely intelligent. The w [...]

    9. "An excellent YA novel! Can't wait 4 the next book!"Ben, Seswee and the crew have been prisoners of the work camp in what used to be the United States for several years. Finally sick to death of the oppression that they live with every day, the crew of eight prisoners decide to make a break for it and try to find freedom in the Albertan Federation to the north.This is an excellent first book in this series intended for young adults. Chris Bostic does a wonderful job of creating his characters an [...]

    10. Set in a dreary future, the U.S. economy has collapsed and everything of value has been seized by the government for ‘good of the public’. People in the city have lost their homes and now live in rundown, government managed tenements. People in the country are removed from their property to make way for wind turbine farms, solar panel arrays, or mining rights. If the farmers that remain aren’t able to produce enough grain to meet the government quota, they are forcibly relocated and their [...]

    11. I turned on my Iphone, and there is was, my portal to a new adventure amidst another Washington D.C. traffic jam. Fugitives from Northwoods is the first of book in the Northwoods trilogy by Chris Bostic. I happened to have this book through audible (I won it, in fact), and I highly recommend it!Set in a forest in the Northern United States, eight teenagers escape a fishing camp in a deadly attempt to cross to the northern border. The story’s focus is on the main character, Penn, as he leads h [...]

    12. Fugitives from Northwood is an enjoyable dystopian tale set in a near future USA. The tale revolves around a group of friends who escape from a forced labor camp and make a run for the Canadian border.I found the story enjoyable, as opposed to anger-inducing or depressing. Not that the setting wasn't bleak, but more that the people the story was about were good people. And unlike a lot of dystopian and apocalyptic tales, we don't have people turning on others, traitors, and just outright despica [...]

    13. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is well written, well thought out and flows just perfectly. The story takes us on a journey of eight teenagers who escape their work camp. Following the escape we see how each character copes with being on the run and their true strengths and character shine through. Initially I was worried about having eight characters to follow but the pace of the story is just right enabling you the chance to bec [...]

    14. When you're 14 your called in to work but as you read to book you know this is slavery and work is actually a work camp. Penn wants his freedom back and is carefully planning his escape, he gets his friends together one night and they make a run for it. In total 8 teenagers between 16-18 on the run, while being chased by dogs , camp guards and fighting the cold temperature to stay alive. Penn comes over very mature maybe even a little bit to much, he's optimistic, honest and loyal and most impor [...]

    15. This is a story about survival and perseverance. This group of kids has unbelievable determination, and even when they’re kicked in the teeth, they don’t give up. The author has done a wonderful job at bringing the reader into the story. At times I felt excitement and found myself cheering them on. At times of loss, I wanted to cry with the group. It’s a well-written story that flows well with strong characters. The narration is fantastic with sound effects that bring the story to life. Th [...]

    16. I was given a copy of "Fugitives from Northwoods" by the author, Chris Bostic in exchange for an honest review. The title originally caught my attention because I live in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. The story contains good teenage characters. Trapped in a world where teenagers are forced to work in labor camp "for the good of all", and the boundaries of the countries that once were familiar are all changed. Penn leads a group of young people out into the wilds of a fall in the Northwoods of Min [...]

    17. Chris Bostic is such a great writer. The survival situations presented in this story are so realistic. I would be toast if I was one of his characters. It will b begun to see what comes next.

    18. I read a lot of dystopian books and truly enjoy this genre. This book was good, but not great.The premise of the book is that young people are "recruited" to work in the Northern woods of Minnesota because the nation's economy has crashed. The workcamp is more of a prison, though, with cruel guards, poor conditions, and horrible food. Penn and his friends decide to escape and so the adventure begins. My fault with this book is that there is very little character development. The book is told ent [...]

    19. "The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep. Book Review: Fugitives from Northwoods by Chris BosticOverall Rating: ★★★★☆ What I liked: Chris Bostic was kind enough to gift me with a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review, and to my delight 'Fugitives from Northwoods' turned out to be every bit as gripping as it had the potential to be.Although I suspect I do not fall under the bracke [...]

    20. FUGITIVES FROM NORTHWOODS - Book OneAuthor: Chris BostickType of Book: Audiobook - UnabridgedNarrator: Eddie FriersonLength: 8 hours, 4 minutesGenre: Young Adult DystopianRelease Date: February 13, 2015Publisher: Chris BostickRating: 3 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐* I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. The worldwide economy has collapsed and the United States no longer exists. Governments regulate every aspect of people's lives including assigning jobs and tellin [...]

    21. I am all about free books for two reasons. One, it’s FREE. Two, sometimes I actually get exposed to new authors, new genres and new ideas that I actually like. It’s been pretty eye opening for me to branch out into areas I never would have traveled. For instance, I never would have picked up Fugitives from Northwoods if the author himself hadn’t offered a free audible version for a review.It’s worth it to note that the narrator, Eddie Frierson, is pretty darn good. He adds a dimension to [...]

    22. The story begins at a labor camp where teenagers are kept to work until they are 18 and then sent off to jobs chosen by the government. The main character, Penn, knows there is something better for them on the outside. He gathers a group of 4 boys and 4 girls to runaway from camp to live up north in Freedom. Penn and his roommates have done lots of planning and preparation for their escape, but they couldn't plan on how tough it would really be.The scenery and backdrop are described very well, m [...]

    23. 'Fugitives from Northwoods' written by avid outdoorsman Chris Bostic and published by Krill Press is a wonderful edge-of-your-seat page-turner for the Young Adult market.Set in a Dystopian USA where religion is outlawed and education is brief, the young are conscripted into The Workforce before being shipped off, toiling away for the rest of their days in the military or down the mines.If they actually live for long enough to trade one hell for another.Under cover of darkness in the Northwoods f [...]

    24. *I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review.I wanted to really love this book. The description and writing is just beautiful and the suspense was high; however, it was just an okay book. I really felt as if I could picture the lakes and the challenges the characters were going through as the descriptions were that good! It was challenging to like the characters. Except for the main character, Penn and I'll give you Cesswi too only not until about the 2nd half of the book, I really d [...]

    25. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Actual rating of 3.75Fugitives from Northwoods is an enticing book one can find hard to put down. The story really pulls you in and the setting beautiful, the pacing is just right with never a dull moment or page filling monotonous. The two main characters are complex, a by-product of their environment I believe and highly intelligent in regard to said environment, characters we barely know anything about but feel developed by books [...]

    26. What a great adventure with a great “new-to-me” setting! For those of us that don’t know, the “Northwoods” setting mentioned in the title is a broad region of northern Minnesota (also Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ontario around the Great Lakes). Historically, according to , this region was home to logging operations and later, lodges were built as fishing camps and lake resorts. Author Chris Bostic has taken these historic uses and twisted them to nightmarish proportions creating a landsca [...]

    27. This book is very well written. I love the images it gives you, like watching a movie before your eyes you're able to envision what is happening perfectly within the lines of the story. The story itself centers around a society that has been broken down by its corrupt government that has been seizing land and homes from the people of the US, who are burdened and trampled by a collapsed economy. In turn these people end up living work controlled lives. The beginning opens up into the eyes of an e [...]

    28. I received a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review.3 StarsLet's begin by saying that I really did like the plot, the story line and the writing! It was a fun idea, and the fact that the author knew how to write well made everything better!I would suggest this book for a slow/fun read.Like I said it started off rather slow. I liked the fact that the author started off the story with their escape rather then drag it out. But after that it kind of just flowed like a lazy river. I was [...]

    29. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Fugitives of the Northwoods is a futuristic story of 8 teenagers who escape a work camp in northern Minnesota. The work camp is gruesome and cruel. Deciding to risk their lives for freedom, these 8 teens escape and go through many obstacles in order to get the freedom they fight for. The story was solid and the details were fantastic. It was like I could see where they were at and what they were going through. It was extremely well- [...]

    30. I really enjoyed this book and managed to finish it over the course of two reading sessions. Penn, the narrator, is a well-read young man who leads an escape from the labor camp he was sent to after the collapse of the economy. In my experience, good YA books from a guy’s point of view are hard to come by and I really liked the change of pace. Penn seemed like an interesting character and I appreciate the fact that he wasn’t just your typical hormone driven jock. I liked the other characters [...]

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