Space pilot Chad takes Jak and Sammi on a secret trip to explore a new planet. Yet fun turns to fear as their helicopter crashes on the planet, surrounded by deadly spear plants. Left on their own, Jak and Sammi are helped by strange, horned creatures. Rescue seems possible - until their spaceship leaves the planet without them. Recently republished as a new edition, this book is one of the Shades 2.0 series. This book is perfect for reluctant teens who still want an exciting, unpatronising story that is relevant to their interests and concerns, but who don't want to read a longer novel. With a length of only 6,000 words, and filled with drama, this story will appeal to all reluctant teen readers.
David Orme is a regular Shades 2.0 author and the author of over 200 books that include fiction, non-fiction, school textbooks, and poetry collections. David specialises in science fiction, although he does venture out from this genre from time to time. He also enjoys diverse and interesting styles of books, particularly graphic novel texts and books for reluctant and struggling readers.