When Sam, 17, treks into the wilderness on the school survival camp, he misses his girlfriend Laura with her belly-button ring. The gruelling physical challenges are hard, sometimes hilarious, sometimes cruel as he treks deeper into unknown territory forced to confront the underbelly of real mateship, sexual consent and the dangers of guys like Watts. Ultimately, the camp winds to the final place of initiation, to the edge of limits, where Sam must choose what he stands for. This is a journey from the city culture of beach parties, girlfriends, sex and consent, to the vast wilds of trekking, abseiling, rock climbing, white-water rafting, sweaty days and freezing nights. This is a novel which needed to be written and needs to be read. - Reading Time.

AGES: 14 plus AUTHOR: S.J. Gervay is a leading YA author & educational consultant, awarded the Social Justice Literature Award by the International Literacy Association, Order of Australia, Astrid Lindgren nominations & Crystal Kite Award. She is Patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Regional Advisor of the Society of Children Writers & Illustrators SCBWI, Australia East & New Zealand, Writer Ambassador for Room to Read, Role Model for Books in Homes, literacy ambassador and many more. Gervay is passionate about unlocking the private maelstrom engulfing many young adults, as they navigate their journey between powerlessness and independence.