Just Deserts

Paperback | September 24, 2013

byEric Walters, Ray Zahab

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Ethan can barely believe it. Until now, his biggest problems have been trying to stay in one school without getting expelled … and finding his next drink. But after Ethan’s drunken imitation of the school’s headmaster goes up on YouTube, his father steps in with a shockingly drastic measure. Now Ethan is sprawled in the sand … in the Sahara Desert. Alone.

According to his father’s letter, Ethan must trek 200 kilometres across the desert to the city of Tunis, with the help of a guide and three other young people. Confused, hungover, and—if he is truthful—more than a little scared, Ethan has no choice. He will face sandstorms, vipers, and agonizingly painful blisters … but, most painful of all, he will confront his inner demons and come to a true realization of who he really is.

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Ethan can barely believe it. Until now, his biggest problems have been trying to stay in one school without getting expelled … and finding his next drink. But after Ethan’s drunken imitation of the school’s headmaster goes up on YouTube, his father steps in with a shockingly drastic measure. Now Ethan is sprawled in the sand … in the S...

Award-winning author Eric Walters is one of Canada’s best-known and most prolific writers of fiction for children and young adults. He has published over eighty novels, which have won over one hundred awards, including eleven separate children’s choice awards, and have been translated into over eleven languages around the world. He...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.15 × 5.15 × 0.87 inPublished:September 24, 2013Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143179365

ISBN - 13:9780143179368

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Deserts Great book! An interesting, unique coming-of-age story about finding identity and fighting inner battles. I loved it. A real page-turner.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from i like the book but it needs more The book Jest Deserts was written by Eric Walters I read this book for my book club group and I wasn’t let down this book was good and I mean I don’t like to read and I still enjoyed this book The story starts off with Eathen, Eathen is in private school but that’s not his first school. His dad is a business man and doesn’t show Eathen a lot of attention if any at all so Eathen acts out by drinking to get expelled for school when he does his dad sends his private jet and then Eathen gets drunk on the plane and passes out when they land the pilot drops Eathen off in the Sahara Desert When Eathen reads the note his dad sent him he realises that there not coming back, then he meets Larson (his guide to cross the desert) and Larson show him the rest of the team. For me the story made me want to keep reading and not stop it was filled with cliff hangers and parts where you wanted to know what was going to happen next I would recommend this book to people who like life changing events and cool story’s I wouldn’t read this book if you were under the age of 13 because you probable wont know what some of the words mean it the book My rating for this book would be a 4/5 because I feel like they could have been more to the ending I find the ending was too weak and they could have made the story a bit longer and gave it a better ending but that the only this I disliked in this book the whole story was well written and I loved it though-out the book
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing! Ethan is shocked to find out that after being expelled from school by publishing a video on youtube of him imitating the headmaster under the influence of alcohol he is sent to the Sahara desert. This book includes, the protagonist Ethan and his father the antagonist as well as four other side characters. The side characters although not the main ones, do play a big roll in this novel. One of them includes Larson, Ethan’s guide and three others who have chosen to underway this amazing journey. The book starts out with Ethan, the protagonist being an alcoholic who doesn’t care about school, or anything else. Through his adventure he suffers through, bad blisters, getting lost and severe loneliness witch forces him to talk to his orange. Towards the end Ethan learns a lot about him self and about life. He changes dramatically throughout the book and ends up wanting to do it again. This book is intended for adolescents who he hopes to inspire. This is an inspiring novel that will change your view on teenagers and society.143Ideal reader would be someone who likes adventure drama’s, Ethan suffers with mental drama and him and his father do not get along. When Ethan is forced to walk 200 kilometres across the Sahara desert he is left with two choices to die, or to do this epic adventure. This is a very well written novel that deserve a four star review.
Date published: 2015-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved it! Ethan is shocked to find out that after being expelled from school by publishing a video on youtube of him imitating the headmaster under the influence of alcohol he is sent to the Sahara desert. This book includes, the protagonist Ethan and his father the antagonist as well as four other side characters. The side characters although not the main ones, do play a big roll in this novel. One of them includes Larson, Ethan’s guide and three others who have chosen to underway this amazing journey. The book starts out with Ethan, the protagonist being an alcoholic who doesn’t care about school, or anything else. Through his adventure he suffers through, bad blisters, getting lost and severe loneliness witch forces him to talk to his orange. Towards the end Ethan learns a lot about him self and about life. He changes dramatically throughout the book and ends up wanting to do it again. This book is intended for adolescents who he hopes to inspire. This is an inspiring novel that will change your view on teenagers and society.143Ideal reader would be someone who likes adventure drama’s, Ethan suffers with mental drama and him and his father do not get along. When Ethan is forced to walk 200 kilometres across the Sahara desert he is left with two choices to die, or to do this epic adventure. This is a very well written novel that deserve a four star review.
Date published: 2015-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Just deserts is an amazing story. To me just deserts is meant for ages 12+.Just deserts is about 16-year old Ethan who his the son and heir of a multi-billionaire. The only problem with Ethan's life is that he has serious drinking problems and he got kicked out of every school in England. When Ethan gets kicked out of the last school in England, his father takes a shockingly drastic measure. What he did was that instead of getting him a plane ticket to New York (where he lives) he got his pilot to drop him off in the Sahara desert. Where he meets a guide and a few other people who later turn out to become his friends. His father wanted him to push himself, by trekking 100 miles across the Sahara desert. The story is inspirational and an interesting tale of how one teen discovers who he his by crossing the Sahara desert.
Date published: 2012-01-15

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"A classic journey story, isnpired by an incredible athlete." - CM Magazine