"Goerzen does a great job of making the story compelling and realistic...Well written, well paced and has just the right amount of complexity to maintain interest." (Resource Links
"Teen readers will cheer for Mike's newfound confidence and assertiveness, and perhaps see some important lessons for positive changes they can make in their own lives Explore
has everything a good teen read needs and would be an especially good selection for reluctant readers who are interested in outdoor sports. Recommended." (CM Magazine
From the Back Cover
He leaned back, arms crossed. "When does this get fun? So far this whole crock is nothing to get excited about." When Mike Longridge gets in trouble yet again, he is given a choice: juvenile detention or an outdoor program called Explore. He chooses Explore, but he worries about how he can survive ten months with the hippies and keeners in the program. He is certain he will never get the hang of outdoor activities, and the only person who understands him is the other juvenile delinquent in the program. Will Mike return to his trouble-making ways, or will he finally find a place to belong?