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Determined to prove herself to her parents, seventeen-year-old Willa, haunted by the death of her brother, uses her pilot's training and flies the cold Canadian route alone to pick up her mother who has been stranded--a perilous journey that becomes a battle for survival.Seventeen-year-old Willa, still grieving over the death of her older brother and the neglect of her father, decides to fly a small plane to fetch her mother from Northern Ontario, but when the plane crashes she is all alone in the snowy wilderness.
"How Willa survives will immediately engage any young adult, male or female, especially those with a fondness for the great outdoors." 05/01/2006 "While this novel will remind readers of Gary Paulsen's HACHET, it is a welcome survival tale with a young woman as the sympathetic, brave and resourceful protagonist." 05/29/2006