Against the Odds Series by Todd Strasser
Grizzly Attack (Against the Odds, #1)
Tyler runs away from home to find his reclusive Uncle Frank in Alaska. A prospector deep in the Alaskan woods, Frank has two orphaned Indian wards, Richard and Doris. Tension begins to build between city boy Tyler and the nature-minded Richard, but the two must work together in order to fend off a ferocious grizzly.
Buzzard’s Feast (Against the Odds, #2)
Henry Tompkins and his younger brother Paul are passengers in the battered old van driven by Luke Hilliard with his sister, Amber. Nineteen-year-old van driven by Luke Hilliard with his sister, Amber. Nineteen-year-old Luke seems so sure of himself — until he drives the van off the road and crashes. Now they’re lost in the middle of the burning hot Mojave Desert… and the buzzards are circling above.
Gator Prey (Against the Odds, #3)
JINXED FLIGHT! When I first saw Rachel, the punk fourteen-year-old daughter of Mom’s new friend, Bill, I knew I didn’t want to go on the vacation Mom had planned for us all in Key West. Funny thing, Rachel looked as unhappy about it as I was. But there was no stopping Bill from making us all go on this trip.Soon we were in the air. But not for long. After the freak accident, our problems really began, with a plane crash….Mom was injured and Bill’s biggest concern was getting himself and Rachel out of the plane. Strange how disasters show who you really are. But we had to stick together — and punky Rachel turned out to be the biggest surprise of all as we set off into a swamp filled with alligators, mosquitoes, quicksand, and worse. But let me begin at the beginning….
Shark Bite (Against the Odds, #4)
Ian Efron and his sister Talia are invited to sail from Galveston, Texas, to Cancun, Mexico, by Stuart Pokart and his father. Ian doesn’t really like Stuart, but Talia wants to go, so he agrees. The sailboat departs amid ominous forecasts of a storm, and soon the boat is disabled, injuring Mr. Pokart. Now Ian is in charge of a slowly sinking boat in dangerously shark-infested waters.