Posted in 2015-2016 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Big Game, by Dan Smith

Summary:  Every boy in Oskari’s remote mountain village must face a ritual hunt on his thirteenth birthday—the Trial—to become a man. It’s Oskari’s turn, and whatever animal he kills—if he succeeds—will symbolize who he will become. Not long after he sets out, Oskari comes across a figure who introduces himself as the president of the United States. Air Force One, sabotaged, has crashed, and the president is running for his life. Will Oskari be brave enough, strong enough, and smart enough to save the president and himself?


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One thought on “Big Game, by Dan Smith

  1. This was a tremendously good action book about a 13 year old boy that has to protect the President of the United States that I recommend for all to read. I like how the author really develops Oskari (the main character) as someone I could easily relate to. This is a page-turner! While I highly recommend this book, I don’t think it is a contender for the Newbery because it does not excel in painting a great picture in my mind with the setting.

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