The books in the “Survival Squad” series by Jonathan Rock should be high on the list for lovers of action and adventure.
The books in the “Survival Squad” series by Jonathan Rock should be high on the list for lovers of action and adventure. The four book series is based in England and takes the reader through various, tough scouting expeditions in a fun and inspiring manner.
The “Tiger Patrol” is a team of intrepid scouts who come together and get ready to go through some exciting expeditions to earn their badges. They have to face tough challenges such as getting lost in the moorlands with no sign of civilization and only some bars and a map to help them. They also have fun with paragliding, cycling and night hikes. The team consists of boys and girls with very different personalities who each have to use their strength to help the team survive dangers. Connor, the patrol leader, holds in his anger and fright to help his squad achieve their goal and reach safety. He gives his team the confidence to keep trying. Everyone else in the squad listen carefully and try to help with whatever they can.
Each adventure in the series has you wondering about the solution they will find, like when the “Tiger Patrol” get lost in a thick forest with no idea which way to go. They also have to manage to survive on their own on a river with their instructor badly injured. As the book develops, everyone’s personality also changes. At the start, all the members of the team are shy and they don’t work together. All the adventures teach them to work hard and as a team so they can overcome challenges together.
Jonathan Rock does a great job of emphasizing the importance of teamwork and trust. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes mystery and action. There are some bloody parts in the book, but they end quickly. I think this should be for kids 9+. This is a must read series for boys and girls.