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Transcript of THE MAZE
Just fourteen, Rick Walker is alone, on the run, and desperate. Stowing away in the back of a truck, he suddenly finds himself at a dead end, out in the middle of nowhere. The Maze. In this surreal landscape of stark redrock spires and deep sandstone canyons, Rick stumbles into the remote camp of Lon Peregrino, a bird biologist who is releasing fledgling California condors back into the wild. Intrigued by the endangered condors and the strange bearded man dedicated to saving them, Rick decides to stay on. When two men with a vicious dog drive up in a battered old Humvee, Rick discovers that Lon and his birds are in grave danger. In the story's heart-stopping climax, Rick risks his own life flying Lon's hang-glider in a dramatic attempt to save his friend. Awards for The Maze
Best Books for Young Adults, American Library Association (ALA)
Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (ALA)
Pick of the Lists, American Booksellers
Nominated for Edgar Allan Poe Award, Best Young Adult Mystery
Teachers' Choices, International Reading Association (IRA)
Junior Library Guild Selection Rising Action The Rising Action is when Rick's grandmother dies and he has to go to a Foster Child Home. Title= The Maze
Author= Will Hobbs
Authors Purpose= Entertain
Characters= Rick/lon Exposition Rick Walker is in a foster care because his grandmother died and that was the person that watched over Rick. Rick really didn't want to be there so he decided to escape. So as he was running away he ends up in Canyonlands National Forest where he meets a guy name Lon a biologist working to re-release endangered condors into the wild, and discovers two illegal gun-runners. Rick learns about condors, exposes the gun runners, and finds a way to let go of his anger. Turning Point The Turning Point is when Rick decide to escape the Foster Child Home. Falling Action The Falling Action is when Rick ends up in the Forest and meet Lon Resolution The Resolution is when Rick decide to change his attitude and return back to the Foster Kids Home.