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Themes: Moving, Divorce, Friendship, Natural Disaster, Avalanche, Trust, Heroism, Self-Confidence, Snow Sports, Fiction, Teen, Young Adult, Emergent Reader, Chapter Book, Hi-Lo, Hi-Lo Books, Hi-Lo Solutions, High-Low Books, Hi-Low Books, ELL, EL, ESL, Struggling Learner, Struggling Reader, Special Education, SPED, Newcomers, Reading, Learning, Education, Educational, Educational Books. Day one at her new school stinks. Andrea wears the wrong outfit. Every subject seems challenging. The two students who show an interest in her spend the afternoon in detention. Only an upcoming ski trip sparks joy. Back home, she was on the ski team. There was nothing like cutting through fresh powder. As the new kid, Andrea hopes to impress her classmates. At the resort, the loose snow is too tempting. The girls ski out-of-bounds. But after a few turns, the mountain rumbles. This series of books was designed specifically for struggling teen readers. The contemporary fiction is written at accessible levels and provides substantive content without being edgy. The relatable plots appeal to teens, especially those who are reluctant to read. Books in the series quickly grab their interest with fast-paced storylines that feature realistic, sometimes larger-than-life teen characters readers can identify with or would like to know. Then there is an unexpected twist. The characters' lives are suddenly on the edgeÑof fame, fear, or even sanity. What starts out as fun or routine becomes a nightmare, real or imagined. As characters are tested in mind, body, and spirit, readers have a sense of being there to experience the adventure.