In the history of the world there have been lots of onces and lots of times, and every time has had a once upon it.From the first sentence on, this book hooked me and didn't let go until the end. Thomas Hammond falls asleep on a slab of refrigerator-packing styrofoam. He drifts down a river, getting further and further away from home - and when he wakes up he's about to go over a waterfall! He ends up trapped in an underground cave, alone . . . except for a dog and a corpse. . . .
Leepike Ridge is a truly fun romp. Middle grade boys will especially like reading about the different survival methods and Robinson Crusoe-like inventions. Some of my favorite parts were the descriptions of Thomas's cool house-on-a-cliff. A swift, enjoyable read, perfect for fans of survival and adventure stories.