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They Never Came Home by Lois Duncan

They Never Came Home (1969)

by Lois Duncan

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Dan and Larry go on a weekend camping trip and do not return home as expected. A search is organized, but is called off after several days. Was the disappearance planned or have they fallen in harm's way?

This book kept me on the edge of my seat with suspense. Duncan's vivid descriptions of the events and landscape made this story come alive. The topics of betrayal and trust often attract teen readers who choose this book from my classroom library.

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The boys had been gone for three days before the police were informed, and then Mr. Dayfus was apologetic.
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Joan’s boyfriend and her brother are missing and assumed dead. Until the voice on the other end of the phone hints at something more terrible.

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When two teenage boys vanish on a camping trip, a stranger claims that one owes him two thousand dollars. The boy's sister volunteers to repay the money while continually looking for clues that he is alive.

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