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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: MTV Books (November 13, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416548068
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416548065
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,778,379 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The author excels at building suspense and providing nonstop action, constantly escalating the stakes in this fight for survival." -- Publisher's Weekly

About the Author

Alex McAulay, author of Bad Girls, Lost Summer, and Oblivion Road, is a graduate of Brown University, and holds a Ph.D. in literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also an indie-rock musician who has recorded several albums under the name Charles Douglas.  He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Lisa.  Visit him online at www.alexmcaulay.com.

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I was pleasantly surprised by this book and can already say that I am looking forward to buying more Alex McAulay novels!
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It reads very quickly and easily and will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By TeensReadToo on November 9, 2007
Format: Paperback
Five friends, Jeremy, Courtney, Reyna, Harris, and Melanie, just wanted to have a fun vacation. Skiing on the slopes and just hanging out. Everything was fine until the ride home.

Not knowing what happened, Courtney finds herself on a road with a guy, Jeremy, right beside her. The car the teens were in had crashed and flipped into a ditch, but none of them knows how it happened. All of them are fine, rescuing one another, but having someone rescue all of them seems impossible, especially when everything is isolated and a blizzard is closing in on them. The teens are stranded, with no way to call for help or find their way home -- but at least they have each other.

They all lose hope since there is no way out, that is until they see a van. Unfortunately, the van was once home to prisoners who were being transported, and who have escaped, leaving the drivers behind, dead. Surviving through harsh weather may have been hard, but now trying to stay alive with convicts loose seems much more difficult. Of course, not all convicts are bad, right? At least that is what the one convict says when he stumbles upon the teens.

The convict, J.G., says he was in the army and was only in prison for selling drugs and would not kill anyone, especially the guards. Sure, he may have helped Melanie, with her injured leg, and he knows all the medical terms and possibly a way for the teens to go home. But will the teens stick with him the entire time to be saved, or will they regret ever trusting him? Will all of them find their way home or will only a few make it?

Five teens, oblivious of what lies ahead, of what will happen in the end.

Being stranded and having to survive is Alex MacAulay's forte.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 13, 2008
Format: Paperback
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you're car crashed right in the middle of a blizzard? That is what happened to these five friends, Courtney, Jeffrey, Reyna, Harris, and Melanie in the realistic fiction novel, Oblivion Road by Alex Mcaulay. They were driving back from a ski trip when they drove into a forest and crashed. It was snowing heavily. The roads were blocked, but the kids still went. That was a terrible mistake. The car was thrown upside down, but luckily, no one died. However, Melanie was unconscious and in an extremely horrible state. Courtney and Reyna wandered to see if there was a car or someone there to help them. They found another car that was in an accident. This car was not an ordinary one. It was a prison van with the guard lying down on the back seat, dead. A few days later, one prisoner found the high school kids. He told them that he was only in that van because he was selling illegal drugs. The other guy who was in the van, was Leonard. He was a murderer. He killed his entire family and ate part of his sister! Leonard was out there, somewhere.
This information made everyone scared. Harris did not want to believe J.G., the prisoner. They had no choice. They had to believe him because they needed the help and J.G. said he could get it for them. There was a town 13 miles away. So, Courtney, J.G., Reyna, and Jeffrey set off to find the town. Harris stayed back with Melanie.
As they walked, they learned to trust J.G. Courtney managed to convince the others to cut off the prisoner's handcuffs. At one point, J.G. said he was in the army and trained to treat other's injuries. The team had to amputate one of Reyna's arms because it was stuck under a heavy rock. As they proceeded , something about J.G. changed. He appeared more rough.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nicki on January 17, 2008
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Imagine waking up in the snow and suddenly asking yourself "Wasnt I in a SUV with my friends? where are my friends? where am I?" This is how Courtney felt. She soon realized her and her friends had been on a ski trip and on the way back hit a deer and crashed the SUV. The SUV is wrecked and they are in the middle on nowhere. The cells phones are useless and walking with no direction is almost pointless. The stranded friends soon find themselves not alone in the woods anymore. After a hike to see if they can get help they stumble upon a empty prison van. Well almost empty if you count the dead prison guard in the front seat. The 5 friends take up camp in the SUV. Night falls and suddenly a man in handcuffs is outside. He's slowly dying in the snow. The friends help him and take him in as one of their own. He warns them there were dangerous men in that van but he isnt one of them.
Suddenly its a race against time for these friends and a convicted drug dealer. They are injured,cold,dhydrated and hungry. You can only last so long in those conditions. But the elements are not the only thing that could kill them. There are hungry wolves and covicted murders in the woods. Will they all survive? Will any of them survive? What things will they learn along the way? If you want to find out take a trip down OBLIVION ROAD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Little D on December 22, 2007
Format: Paperback
Oblivion Road was a real page turner filled with suspense, horror and mystery. I found it to be a really quick read. I just could not put it down because I had to know what was going to happen next. This book isnt only for teens. In fact, it was be a little too gruesome for the younger teen audience.

I cant wait for the next book by Alex McAulay!
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