Devil's Pass

Devil's Pass

Book - 2012
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Seventeen-year-old Webb's abusive stepfather has made it impossible for him to live at home, so Webb survives on the streets of Toronto by busking with his guitar and working as a dishwasher. When Webb's grandfather dies, his will stipulates that his grandsons fulfill specific requests. Webb's task takes him to the Canol Trail in Canada's Far North, where he finds out that there are much scarier things than the cold and the occasional grizzly bear. With an Indigenous guide, two German tourists and his guitar for company, Webb is forced to confront terrible events in his grandfather's past and somehow deal with the pain and confusion of his own life.

Webb's adventures start in Barracuda , part of The Seven Prequels and continue in Tin Soldier , part of The Seven Sequels.
Publisher: Victoria, B.C. :, Orca Book Publishers,, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781554699384
Branch Call Number: Y BRO
Characteristics: 237 pages : maps ; 19 cm

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Cdnbookworm May 12, 2014

Another book in Seven: the Series. This one features Jim Webb, who goes by Webb. Jim is seventeen and has been living on his own a few months. Jim's dad died when he was ten and a few months later Jim's mom remarried his stepfather Elliott Skinner. Jim's life changed radically after that as he learned to live the life he was expected to, rather than the one he really wanted to live.
Jim task is given to him in steps. As he completes each leg of his journey he learns more about his grandfather, himself, and the nature of monsters. Despite Jim's efforts at hiding what was going on in his life, his grandfather knew there was something wrong and looked for the causes. Jim learned to be tough and street smart, to be alert to danger and prepare himself for most situations. Jim's love of music grew within him despite his circumstances, and helped him to deal with what life threw at him. He developed a strong sense of injustice and doing what was right and David, his grandfather knew that. That is what led him to choose this particular task for Jim.
Jim travels from Toronto, to the Northwest Territories, and beyond to find the answer to the question David has tasked him with. And, in doing so, perhaps finds a way to go home again.
This is a story about secrets, and about the different forms that monsters take in our lives, and about finding the truth behind the stories.
A very interesting task for a very interesting character.

ilovesoup Apr 25, 2014

This is one of the best in this series that ive read, i really enjoyed it. the action never stops! i could feel the emotion and struggle to the last page!

thenextone Apr 09, 2014

amazing book action, adventure everything i love in one book.

lexie_desrocher Mar 17, 2014

Alougth Devils Pass can be confuing at times I thouroghly enjoyed the book. I loved the suspense and how there was always something going on. At first I did not understand how it jumped from present tense to the past and bck agian, but after a while you start to undrstand. If I had to this book to someone, I would reccomend it to avid and/or readers who can follow a complex plot.

__Thorne_ Mar 06, 2014

The title had me hooked from the start! This book was full of adventure and drama, but not girly drama. This book is by far the best one I have read through my time of Red Maple. I recommend this book for readers and non-readers who want to take a step into the reading world. Happy Reading!!

Paypayron Mar 06, 2014

I love this book. It has a lot of action. I recommend this book for readers and nonreaders. Out of the seven books I have read so far this is the best . It kept me excited and on the edge of my seat.

Msleep12 Mar 06, 2014

A very high action book. I recommend it to both readers and non readers depending on your taste of a good read. This read kept me on the edge of my seat and I am excited to read the rest of the series. :)

235971tyden Mar 03, 2014

i love this book it is byfar my favourite

it is the best just like the tronto maple leafs

#Fill Kessel

tylergrandel Mar 03, 2014

we really liked this book. it was very action packed.we thought Webb was going to leave Brent to die. we didnt like the ending and hope there is a second sequel

aniaja Feb 24, 2014

I loved this book! I liked how it showed how hard life can be, but to remember that "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger." It was very descriptive, and heart-breaking. It was a great book that I would recommend to anyone.

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Jan 11, 2014

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“The animal responsible for the huge prints had been here very recently. “Don’t move” said George suddenly. Webb looked up the trail and saw it. The grizzly.” Seventeen-year old Webb survives on the streets of Toronto by busking with his guitar and working as a dishwasher. When he undertakes to solve a fifty-year-old mystery, as requested in his beloved grandfather’s will, he finds himself hiking on the isolated Canol Trail in the Canadian far north wilderness with a native guide, two German tourists and his guitar. There’s danger at every turn: grizzlies, wolves, the cold and deep, fast-flowing rivers. However, it doesn’t take long for Webb to discover that the greatest danger isn’t a grizzly or a wolf … it’s a man. Readers will sympathize with Webb - an imperfect but likeable protagonist – in this suspenseful, fast-paced survival story full of danger, adventure, intrigue and the unexpected. The conclusion is fitting and believable. Devil’s Pass is one title in a new series entitled Seven the Series. Written by seven different well-known Canadian authors, such as Shane Peacock, John Wilson and Eric Walters, the books are well-written and can be read in any order. (The stories – each featuring one of the seven grandsons of David McLean - happen simultaneously and separately from one another, but all seven are linked.) The Seven the Series adventures are already proving to be quite popular with older elementary and younger high school readers, especially boys.
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