TITLE: Teenage Ecoforce: Rhino Rescue
GENRE: Middle Grade Adventure
Sierra, Ernest and Tyler have been magically sent to Namiba, Africa—against their will. They have been there for 24 hours and are just starting to understand the superpowers they’ve been given. But they are frustrated after a second rhino attack—which prevents them from finding help. Actually, come to think about it, maybe Sierra’s reaction isn’t over-the-top but justified given the situation.
“You actually think you can talk to animals—well, at least to rhinos.”
Tyler turned his head. Sierra was still staring at the ground. “Not totally—I kind of didn’t do any of the talking,” he said. “I was too busy wondering if it was going to eat me.”
Sierra didn’t even smile. “Rhinos don’t eat people.”
Tyler shrugged. “Thank the ancestors then for small favors.”
Sierra shoved herself off the car and stomped the ground like an angry, well, like an angry rhinoceros. “No, I don’t think I’m going to thank the ancestors at all,” she spat out, her face turning bright red again. “I am not interested in doing what that stupid rhino wants and I am so not interested in forming some weird cooperative group with you and Ernest. I am going to go on this lame safari because obviously it’s pointless to try to do anything else, and I will help you when you need it because maybe it will get me home sooner. But I definitely don’t have to like it.” Tyler jumped back as she slammed her fist onto the hood of the car. Crap. She’d made a radical dent. Hopefully the engine wasn’t thrashed.
“They need to lock that old lady in an old people’s home where she can’t hurt me--or anyone else that matters.” Sierra marched around and threw herself into the car next to Ernest, slamming the door shut. Tyler ran his hand through his hair. Okay, so that wasn’t so bad.