Rough Waters

When their parents are killed in a car accident, Scott and Gregg are sent to live with an uncle they never even knew they had.  Hurt, angry, and confused by the sudden death of their parents, they leave a comfortable life in the California suburbs for the remote Colorado Rockies, where their Uncle Rocky runs a white water rafting company.  The story is told from the point of view of Scott, a thoughtful 15 year-old determined to give his uncle and his new life a fair chance but his brother doesn't feel the same...a change of life is not the only wild ride in store. 


1999 An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers

1999 Finalist Oklahoma Book Award

1999 New York Public Libraries Books for the Teen Age

2000 Nominee, Colorado Blue Spruce Award

2000 Nominee, Utah Young Adult List

2000 Nominee, South Carolina Book Award 

2000 Young Adult Choice Winner by the International Reading Association

2000-01 Nominee, Children’s Literature Association of Utah Book Award