My latest YA novel, set on the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail…is it hiking season yet?
“Gone Wild by Jodi Lundgren is a compelling read about two teenagers.
One is running from the present and the other the future and, as fate would have it, they stumble upon each other in a wilderness park on Vancouver Island, where they quickly have to learn about basic survival, but more importantly, they learn about themselves.”
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“Lundgren explores on a profound level the ability of the universe to bring into our lives the people we need most to help us go on. […] Set against the backdrop of the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, Gone Wild moves with the natural suspense involved in outdoor trekking.[…] Similar in theme to Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, Lundgren brings to a teen audience a quickly paced story about the restorative power of nature, and the capacity for solitude and connection to prove clarity.”
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JODI LUNDGREN’s love of backpacking has taken her to the Cape Scott and Juan de Fuca trails on Vancouver Island* and to the Camino del Norte in Spain. She currently lives in Victoria, British Columbia, where she teaches English and Creative Writing at Camosun College. Gone Wild follows on the success of her last teen novel, Blow, also in the Lorimer SideStreets series.
*AND (because life goes on after book-jacket bios get written)…THE WEST COAST TRAIL.