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Reviewed by Kristen Van Kampen for Readers' Favorite
The Forest Trail by Dan Absalonson follows a young boy named Nolan. Nolan goes on a camping trip with his brother and his brother's friends. But then they realize that they have no matches, and if they're going to make s'mores, matches are important. Nolan's brother tells him to go back and get the matches, and then his brother and his friends leave him. Nolan is alone in the forest, and he starts off to get the matches. But he runs into someone and knocks them down. And it isn't just anyone. He bumps into Smokey Pete, a school bully. What will Nolan do?
I really enjoyed reading The Forest Trail by Dan Absalonson. The book is fast paced and very exciting. I was hooked by the first page and couldn't put it down. The book is relatable and realistic and really fun to read because it has lots of action. It is also very relatable because many people have gone on camping trips, or have wanted to hang out with an older sibling. The characters are all very appealing, and I liked that Nolan's brother was brave enough to step up and defend him. The book is great, because it has lots of action compacted into a few pages. The story is well developed and well thought out, very descriptive and very well written. I would recommend The Forest Trail by Dan Absalonson to all young adult readers.