Ever since his father, a policeman, was killed on duty, Roman Sanchez hasn't been getting along with his friends. And today is another boring day in school. Just as the class is taking a test, two men wearing ski masks sneak into the room. "We're going on a little field trip," one man announces, waving a gun. The kidnappers hustle Roman and his classmates onto a waiting school bus and head out of town. But when the engine stalls, the men hijack a passing truck. Leaving most of the students behind on the bus, they force Roman and three other boys into the back of the truck. Now Roman must work with the others in their frantic struggle for freedom. Gary Paulsen, Newbery Award-winning author, entertains young people with his World of Adventure series. His exciting real-life tales captivate the interests of readers of all levels. Captive! is the thrilling story of four youngsters' struggle for survival against dangerous forces in the rugged countryside.