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This harrowing tale of supernatural suspense kicks off a new series from the visionary mind of #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld.

When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expecting to see nothing but ice and snow. Instead they find themselves lost in a strange jungle with no way to get home and little hope of rescue.

Food is running out. Water is scarce. And the jungle is full of threats unlike anything the survivors have ever seen before--from razor-beaked shredder birds to carnivorous vines and much, much worse.

With danger at every turn, these eight kids must learn to work together to survive. But cliques and rivalries threaten to tear them apart. And not everyone will make it out of the jungle alive.

BONUS! In the Horizon multiplatform experience, you're not just reading about the castaways, you're one of them. Join the race for survival in the FREE game, available on your browser and as an app.



Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on March 28, 2017 by Scholastic Inc.
ISBN-10: 0545916771
ISBN-13: 9780545916776
35 Book Reviews
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  • bipukuno-160036083958
    bipukuno-160036083958Friday, November 20, 2020 at 3:56 pm55 stars
    It's a good book it's about people on a plane that crash, but someone doesn't survive so they had to stay on the crashed plane until someone rescues them . The End
    • yeeeetMonday, February 17, 2020 at 11:09 am
      I read it and I loved it!!!!
      • ChNicolSunday, January 19, 2020 at 4:37 am
        My 8 year old picked up book 1 at a Scholastic book fair at school in October. He was hooked! He just finished book 5. Wish there was a movie or mini series. Maybe Amazon could do it.
        • PorgBoyThursday, October 10, 2019 at 11:54 am
          I love the whole series! It feels like it is a sci-fi version of hatchet.
          • DominizmMonday, February 25, 2019 at 9:27 pm
            I really love books where kids get stranded alone and must survive and possibly die. I have a problem
            • imbreezybruh11
              imbreezybruh11Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 1:45 pm55 stars
              try out the other horizon books
              • imbreezybruh11
                imbreezybruh11Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 1:45 pm55 stars
                i love the book series
                • hiTuesday, June 12, 2018 at 2:23 pm
                  it is slow but interesting I do not recommend 5 grade
                  • GOI BYETuesday, June 5, 2018 at 7:49 am
                    omg same
                    • CHEESE4LIFEThursday, May 24, 2018 at 12:05 pm
                      Its really good and I love it!