24 Hours in Nowhere – Book review

book cover for 24 hours in Nowhere, a desert background with a silhouette of children in foreground
24 Hours in Nowhere by Dusti Bowling

The Blurb

When you come from Nowhere, can you ever really make it anywhere?

Welcome to Nowhere, Arizona, the least liveable town in the United States. For Gus, a bright 13-year-old with dreams of getting out and going to college, life there is made even worse by Bo Taylor, Nowhere’s biggest bully. When Bo tries to force Gus to eat a dangerously spiny cactus, Rossi Scott, one of the best racers in Nowhere, comes to his rescue – but in return she had to give Bo her prized dirt bike.

Determined to buy it back, Gus agree to go searching for gold in Dead Frenchman Mine, joined by an old friend, on of Bo’s cronies, and Rossi herself. As they race to find the treasure before the most important biking competition Nowhere has ever had, they bond over shared stories of how hard life in Nowhere is – and they realise this adventure just may be their way out. Author Dusti Bowling (Insignificant Events in the Life of  Cactus) returns to the desert to create a gripping story about friendship, hope, and finding the power we all have within ourselves.

My Review

This lovely story is aimed at young teens who can all relate to friendship troubles and bullies. I loved reviewing Dusti Bowlings last book, The Insignificant Event in the Life of a Cactus, so I was happy to be able to review this book. I think they are both suitable for my girls aged 11 and 13 years. Boo has already read The Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus and enjoyed it.

As with her previous book, Dusti has left her chapters short and easy to read. More complicated words are introduced in a dictionary form. For example;

Abyss: a deep or seemingly endless chasm

These are not really a learning aid, they are presented as part of the story and the main character’s personality.

The four children undertake a difficult and dangerous expedition into a cave which collapses. The journey of their hopes and dreams is just as difficult and it’s interesting as they work out the answers.

If your child would love to join Gus and the Gang on their adventure in Nowhere the book is now available on Amazon in hardback edition for £12.99

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book to review for free but all thoughts and opinions are my own. The Amazon link is an affiliate link which will not cost you anything to click but may earn me a few pennies, so thank you.

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1 Comment

  1. October 21, 2018 / 10:05 am

    oh great I’ll have to show this review to my teen too, thanks for being part of this weeks #ABloggingGoodTime

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