Selling Points: refugees, survival, sailing
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Oct/01/2002
Lexile Level: HL550L
Fry Reading Level: 3.2
Fiction Ages 12+
All I could think was that I was in over my head again. The guy had one hand tight on my throat and I was pinned down. The other hand held a knife. He was snarling at me but I couldn't make out anything. Then I looked in his eyes and noticed that he was as scared as I was. He was breathing hard and he was trying to say something.
"You tell, I kill," was what I finally made out.
Greg is an avid sailor. On a solo trip off the rugged Newfoundland coast, he stumbles upon a family of desperate refugees stranded in a lifeboat. Fearing for their lives if they are deported to their homeland, the family convinces Greg to help them, and keep their existence secret. He promises not to call the authorities and takes the family home. When his plan begins to unravel, and the family flees into the teeth of an oncoming storm, Greg goes after them. A thrilling story that demonstrates the importance of community and the power of conviction, Refuge Cove is also an exciting adventure.
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"A fast paced story that manages to incorporate suspense, social issues and family matters...Greg is a strong male protagonist who will appeal to reluctant readers of both genders."
CCBC Our Choice, commended
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