Article Title

Adrenaline Crush


Lisa Packard


Excellent, Intermediate, Young Adult, Laurie Boyle Crompton, Adventure, Love, Injury, Risk-Taking

Document Type

Book Review


Dyna is a huge adrenaline junky and risk-taker no matter what the challenge. One day she goes too far and everything ends in disaster. She wakes up in the hospital to find out that she fell off a high cliff and shattered her leg. Realizing she might never be able to go on adventures again, she goes to a physical therapy group where she meets a young veteran who lost his leg. As she slowly begins to heal, she realizes that she won’t be truly happy always playing it safe. Her physical therapy group encourages Dyna to take risks again, to find new adventures, and to be herself. Dyna is finally able to spread her wings, move on from the trauma, and be a risk-taker once more.