24 Hours in Nowhere

by Dusti Bowling

Welcome to Nowhere, Arizona, the least livable town in the United States. For Gus, a bright 13-year-old with dreams of getting out and going to college, life there is made even worse by Bo Taylor, Nowhere 's biggest, baddest bully. When Bo tries to force Gus to eat a dangerously spiny cactus, Rossi Scott, one of the best racers in Nowhere, comes to his rescue --but in return she has to give Bo her prized dirt bike. Determined to buy it back, Gus agrees to go searching for gold in Dead Frenchman Mine, joined by his old friends Jessie Navarro and Matthew Dufort, and Rossi herself. As they hunt for treasure, narrowly surviving everything from cave-ins to mountain lions, they bond over shared stories of how hard life in Nowhere is --and they realize this adventure just may be their way out.

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ISBN: 9781454929246

JLG Release: October 2018

JLG Member Price

PG Middle

Grades 5-8


14 books / $16.30 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Hardcover edition


    Sterling Publishing

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    7 1/2" x 5"

    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 4.2, Points: 7

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 4.4, Points: 11


    Level: 610L

    Awards & Honors

    2019 Golden Kite Award Honor, Young Reader and Middle Grade Fiction



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