A.L. Nelson, author
Nicole “Cole” Gerringer is a reluctant chaperone, off on a fourteen day backcountry wilderness camping trip with her niece and sixty-five other eighth grade girls, led by the sole man in the group, Jason Walker. Everything goes well until they discover they are trapped in the wilderness by an event that will alter their destinies and require them to survive by their wits. Together, the large group finds they must fend for themselves in an attempt to escape savage dangers, including a wildfire that threatens to kill them all in one fell swoop. Cole must face this chaos head on as she leads her original group and waves of refugees who come to join them on a journey into an unknown future, with the fate of this region’s remnant of humankind resting in her hands.