In this gritty, realistic wilderness adventure, thirteen-year-old Cort is caught in a battle against a Gulf Coast hurricane. Cort's father is a local expert on hunting and swamp lore in lower Alabama who has been teaching his son everything he knows. But when a deadly Category 3 storm makes landfall, Cort must unexpectedly put all his skills—and bravery—to the test. One catastrophe seems to lead to another, leaving Cort and two neighbor girls to face the storm as best they can. Amid miles of storm-thrashed wetlands filled with dangerous, desperate wild animals, it's up to Cort to win—or lose—the fight for their lives.
Terror at Bottle Creek by Watt Key is a harrowing survival story set in a gripping, man vs. nature situation.
“This is Hatchet for the post-Katrina generation, and it’s sure to find an audience.” —Booklist