Shenanigans. Repose. Incongruous.
Important vocabulary words for Gus as he believes test scores as the best way to get into college and out of Nowhere, AZ.
Open three wrapped packages as the main characters hunt for treasure. Remember, all that glitters is not gold.
This box includes: 24 Hours in Nowhere by Dusti Bowling, three wrapped gifts to open as you read and a book specific Spotify playlist.
Age Recommendation: 8-12 years
Welcome to Nowhere, Arizona, the least livable town in the United States. For Gus, a bright 13-year-old with dreams of getting out and going to college, life there is made even worse by Bo Taylor, Nowhere’s biggest, baddest bully. When Bo tries to force Gus to eat a dangerously spiny cactus, Rossi Scott, one of the best racers in Nowhere, comes to his rescue—but in return she has to give Bo her prized dirt bike. Determined to buy it back, Gus agrees to go searching for gold in Dead Frenchman Mine, joined by his old friend Jessie, Rossi, and even Bo’s sidekick, Matthew. As they race against the clock hunting for treasure, narrowly surviving everything from cave-ins to mountain lions, they bond over shared stories of how hard life in Nowhere is—and they realize this adventure just may be their way out.