(Image from Barnes & Noble)
Now that Andrew Jensen's turned 12, he's ready to take on the grown-up responsibilities that come with being a deacon (if you don't know what this means, click here). Maybe. Turns out, it's not as easy as he thought it would be. Passing the sacrament is scarier than it looks (especially when no one tells you your fly's down), getting along with his quorum members may be downright impossible (especially after his big Capture the Flag blunder) and joining his Scout troop on a backpacking trip through the desert is starting to feel like the worst decision he's ever made (especially considering the unceasing rain, his irritating bunk mate and, oh yeah, the bear). Andrew may not survive his first Scout overnighter without some divine intervention—luckily, he's the one who's saying all the prayers. Oh, wait ...
When the outing takes a serious turn for the worse, Andrew has to rally all of his courage, all of his cleverness, and all of his faith to save himself and his friends. But, nothing's gone right for him so far, can he really expect his luck to change now? Or will his first Scout campout turn out to be his last?
(Readalikes: Reminded me a little of tween boy books by Gordon Korman)
If this were a movie, it would be rated: PG for some scary images
To the FTC, with love: I received a finished copy of The Epic Tales of a Misfit Hero from the generous Matt Peterson. Thank you!