Series Name: Monarch Jungle
Is there buried treasure at Summer Lake? Best friends Cora and Rayna can't wait to find out. The girls are opposites. But they both like to hike. The trip is a little risky with all the wildfires. But the idea of finding treasure is too good. It's all set. Then Rayna backs out. Cora decides to go it alone. Maybe not the best decision.
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: HL190L