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2016 Nominee
Voted 10 out of 20

When Worst Happens

By Tanya Kyi. Published in 2014 by Annick Press

What would you do if you were stranded or trapped in a situation where you had to fight for your life? “When the Worst Happens” is a collection of intense, true stories set in distant corners of the earth. After a fierce storm, the crew of the Polaris was stranded on an ice floe in the Arctic Ocean. A massive cave-in traps 19-year-old Jimmy Sanchez and 32 other Chilean miners deep below the earth. Twelve-year-old Bala and his two sisters must survive on a tiny island off the Australian coast after their boat capsizes. When her plane crashes in the Peruvian jungle, 17-year-old Juliane struggles to find help.

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8 thoughts on “When Worst Happens

  1. Agnes Davidson

    BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!! I thought that the survival stories where amazing. And all you people who didn’t like it, I don’t understand you.

  2. Hillhurst School

    When the Worst Happens is a really astonishing book. I really love the tips in the beginning of the book that teach about how to survive.

  3. Chauvin Municipal Library

    I did not really like this book, it was hard to read as a group. It was a good book when I read it by myself. The pictures were pretty cool to look at. All the different ways to get into trouble (without trying to get into trouble) and how to survive.


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