Series Name: Monarch Jungle
Tansy is a teen who is stuck with the job of driving her little sister, Teera, around town. That was the deal Tansy's parents made with her in exchange for getting a car. When Teera interrupts Tansy's texting session, asking for a ride to the library, Tansy agrees but says they must hurry. In her rush to get home, she gets into a car accident that sends both girls on a trip to places that are very far away--not just in distance but in time. It's not clear whether they'll ever get home.
This series of books was designed specifically for struggling teen readers. The contemporary fiction is written at accessible levels and provides substantive content without being edgy. The relatable plots appeal to teens, especially those who are reluctant to read. Books in the series quickly grab their interest with fast-paced storylines that feature realistic, sometimes larger-than-life teen characters readers can identify with or would like to know. Then there is an unexpected twist. The characters' lives are suddenly on the edge of fame, fear, or even sanity. What starts out as fun or routine becomes a nightmare, real or imagined. As characters are tested in mind, body, and spirit, readers have a sense of being there to experience the adventure.
Grade Level: Teen and YA
Approximate Grade-Level Equivalent for Series: 1.0 to 2.0
Lexile Level: HL210L