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When Aero Horizon 16 crashes in the Arctic, eight children emerge from the wreckage to find themselves alone and surrounded, not by ice, but by a mysterious and deadly jungle full of carnivorous plants and predatory birds--the other five hundred people from the plane are gone, not necessarily dead, but taken by something that lives in the jungle.
Publisher: New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2016, c2016.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545916776
Branch Call Number: J FIC Weste
Characteristics: 241 pages ; 22 cm.


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Oct 19, 2019

An awesome book that will keep you awake all night long!

Jul 12, 2018

this book is awaseome i stayed up till12:30 so i could finish this book is great

SPL_Childrens Jan 09, 2018

A full review of this book can be found under "Summary".

ArapahoeCatherine May 02, 2017

Non-stop action from beginning to end! It was like the TV show 'Lost' for middle schoolers. Definitely a great start to a new series from the ever-reliable Scott Westerfeld.

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SPL_Childrens Jan 09, 2018

“Horizon” by Scott Westerfeld, 241 pages.
While enroute to a robotics tournament, flying across the Arctic Circle on a flight from New York City to Japan, Aero Horizon 16 suddenly crashes. Only eight young survivors emerge from the wreckage. Instead of seeing a frozen landscape, they are thoroughly dazzled and confused to find that they’re in an exotic jungle.
Intriguing and mysterious, the jungle is full of danger. Strange carnivorous plants, huge predatory birds and other fearsome creatures abound. There are also mysterious, unfriendly forces which appear to be working against the survivors.
The situation is dire. The eight have no idea of where they are, how to get home again, and how to survive in the meantime. They know nothing about the other passengers of Aero Horizon 16. What has happened to them? If they are dead, where are their bodies? If something from the jungle has taken them, where have they gone?
Then, incredibly, the survivors discover a device that can alter gravity.
The tension and suspense in this fast-paced story is almost palpable, and the conclusion is a cliffhanger. (The second title in this seven-book series, Jennifer Nielsen’s “Deadzone”, has just been published.) Incorporating many elements of science fiction, a well-developed setting and third-person narration which switches between the eight survivors, “Horizon” is a thoroughly gripping, fight-for-survival tale (which is tied in with an online game).
** Recommended for ages 9 to 14 years of age.
** Reviewed by Sally Hengeveld, librarian, Stratford Public Library, Stratford, Ontario.

Dec 14, 2017

Their plane, which is on an airline that has never crashed before, has finally crashed. They crash into a jungle in the Arctic. 500 people, including their teacher, have mysteriously disappeared. The jungle is filled with strange creatures and technologies. And, of course, they are only kids. How will they get home? Who brought them here? What is making that eerie sound out in the dark? Follow these eight kids as they try to answer all these questions. But read at your own risk. Not everyone will make it out alive.


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