Coert Vorhees was born and raised in New Mexico. He holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston, and he is also the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship in the translation of Chilean theatre. Coert is the author of the novels The Brothers Torres (2009 ALA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults), Lucky Fools (2012 Junior Library Guild Selection) and In Too Deep (2013 Junior Library Guild Selection).
On the Free is a roaring adventure that will make you stand up and cheer.
On the Free is a fast-moving and gripping survival story, driven by characters as complex and layered as rugged mountain terrain. Studded with secrets and betrayals, sudden tragedies and surprising kindnesses, it’s an intense journey through a remarkable landscape, and one where the characters’ pasts prove to be bigger obstacles than the steep slopes and deep ravines they must cross.
Told in close third person and split into three narratives, this is a survival story that grips the reader until the very end. Voorhees tells each character’s backstory by alternating between past and present without muddling the reader with random characters or wilderness lessons. Thrilling, suspenseful, and fast-paced, this is an on-the-edge-of-your-seat read.