Check out my newest teen reluctant reader novel for HIP Books titled Wave. This time it's in HIP's Xtreme adventure series.
Wave starts on December 26th 2004 in Patong Beach, Thailand. Luke is an unwilling participant in a Christmas vacation in Thailand. Why unwilling? His mom's new fiance wants to introduce them to his family in Thailand and announce their upcoming wedding. The trouble is, Luke doesn't like him. And he certainly doesn't like his oh, too perfect daughter Mai.
Christmas is a disaster. By Boxing Day, Mom isn't speaking to Luke and has confined him to the hotel along with the troublesome Mai.
Then the tsunami hits.
Luke and Mai race to stay alive. As they struggle to find their way through the devastation, one thing keeps Luke going...the hope that his mother is still alive.