Newton Starkers has a problem: to him.
For over two hundred years, nearly every member of the Starker family has died after being hit by lightning. Fourteen-year-old Newton Starker is the last of his line, except for his great-grandmother, Enid, a woman as friendly as a pickled wolverine. He's determined to survive. Newton enrols in the Jerry Potts Academy of Higher Learning and Survival where students must navigate the outdoors, the place Newton's mother warned him to avoid.
Things do not go well...
Before Newton knows it, he is weathering storms he can't control, including battling Violet Quon, his arch-enemy, and preparing for First Year Expeditionhis chance to prove he's the ultimate survivor. Outside. In the wild.
He's watching the sky. And the sky is watching him, biding its time...
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"The book has -in-cheek humor, a budding romance, some gross recipes, and even a fantastic porker." School Library Journal