Lost in the River of Grass is about Sarah, a girl lost in the Everglades with a boy she hardly knows. She must trek through the Everglades to go back home and survive as a group with a duck, a boy, and herself. She manages to fend off snakes and gators, while protecting the duck. She feels responsible for the little duck since she destroyed its family. She must also help Andy, the "redneck" boy, escape the Everglades.
This book is adventurous and also so funny. The duck just was the perfect touch. It survived snakes, gators, and heat exaustion--oh my. I also loved how Andy knew almost everything about the Everglades, but still needed Sarah's help. I think this is for anyone to read on a rainy day.