2012-2013 TX Bluebonnet NomineeEscape Under the Forever Sky by Eve Yohalem is fascinating. It takes place in Ethiopia, where Lucy's mom is the U.S. Ambassador. Lucy wants to really explore the land and see the animals that she has read so much about. She wants to experience Ethiopia, but her over-protective mother won't let her leave the compound. One day, Lucy and her friend sneak out...just for a short time...just to have a little fun... This is when Lucy gets kidnapped and now she will have to rely on what she has learned to try to save herself!
Here is the book trailer created by Chronicle Books.