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Survivor Girl

Erin Teagan


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In this funny, action-packed middle grade novel from the author of the American Girl Luciana books, Alison gets invited to be on her dad’s reality show, Survivor Guy, and faces important realities about her family, self-reliance, and learning to work together with friends. 

12-year-old Ali adores her reality-show celebrity father, Survivor Guy, and hopes to follow in his footsteps. But when he invites her on location, Ali is sure she won’t survive one episode . . . until she learns the truth: The show isn't just her dad and a camera. It’s a huge crew and set, with stunt doubles! When a wildfire strikes and Ali and two other kids miss the last rescue helicopter, suddenly, the fight for survival is real. Will she find the self-confidence she needs so they can work together and get out of the wilderness alive?

STEM themes and plot strands about body image and divorce are subtly woven into this page-turning tale.

Praise For Survivor Girl

"A strong story that shows survival is more than just getting through physical challenges." —Kirkus

"Teagan’s characters are well defined and well rounded.... The action sequences fit smoothly with the scenes of emotional growth, and the resolution is satisfying."The Horn Book

"Good action and dynamic interactions.... A fun read for those that like adventure." —School Library Connection


Clarion Books, 9780544636217, 336pp.

Publication Date: July 16, 2019

About the Author

Erin Teagan is the author of several books for kids, including Survivor Girl, The Friendship Experiment, and three titles about American Girl’s 2018 Girl of the Year, Luciana. She lives with her family in Virginia. Visit her online at and on Twitter @ErinKTeagan.