Float (Hardcover)

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This is book number 1 in the Float series.

Staff Reviews

Most children and I suspect many adults would love going to a summer camp as filled with surprises (and disasters) as this RISK camp for Children with Reoccurring Incidents of the Strange Kind.  The RISK camp has an assortment of boys and girls, one that will float away if not tethered, one that sticks to whatever he touches, one that spontaneously combusts objects, and the one with the biggest problem, the time traveler!  Funny and serious, the book is like life. Everyone has their own peculiarities fortunately just not so extreme. 

— Shirley Mullin


From the critically acclaimed author of the Edge of Extinction series comes this fast-paced, action-packed, and heartfelt adventure about a group of kids with uncontrollable abilities, perfect for fans of Gordon Korman, Lisa McMann, and Dan Gutman!

Emerson can float…he just can’t do it very well.

His uncontrollable floating is his RISK factor, which means that he deals with Reoccurring Incidents of the Strange Kind. The last place Emerson wants to be is at a government-mandated summer camp for RISK kids like him, so he’s shocked when he actually starts having fun at camp—and he even makes some new friends.

But it’s not all canoeing and capture the flag at Camp Outlier. The summer of fun takes a serious turn when Emerson and his friends discover that one of their own is hiding a deadly secret that puts all of their lives in danger.

It’s up to the Red Maple boys to save themselves—and everyone like them.

About the Author

Laura Martin is a mom by day and a middle grade author by night, although in her heart she will always be a seventh-grade language arts teacher. She lives in the Indianapolis area with her family. You can connect with her on Instagram @LauraMartinBooks or at lauramartinbooks.com.

Praise For…

“A fun, funny, and fast-paced summer camp romp full of pranks, plot-twists and goofy superpowers. Emerson’s adventures (and misadventures) teach us that the greatest power of all comes from the friends who push us to overcome our perceived limitations and make the most of every moment.” 
John David Anderson, author of Ms. Bixby’s Last Day

“Simply superb. Martin’s novel feels exactly like summer camp should; the antics of the boys and the friendships they develop will make readers wish they were roasting marshmallows in the woods with their best friends.”

“With lots of action, great dialogue, and plenty of humor, Martin’s style and tone are reminiscent of Gordon Korman and Dan Gutman.” — School Library Journal

“Martin conjures a sense of wonder and whimsy.” — Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062803764
ISBN-10: 006280376X
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: May 29th, 2018
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Float
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