The Book Group will be discussing this book in May/June.  Apologies for the late posting as this group started a week or so ago.

Adam’s father is in hospital and Adam has set off to visit him. It’s a long, cold journey; as he travels along, Adam gets tired, and to take his mind off his exhaustion, he traces the events that led up to his father being taken to hospital. He had testified against government level corruption and the family became the subject of a government-orchestrated protection plan. The journey is a kind of odyssey, a search – through the mysteries of the mind. Adam must unlock the past and really remember it if he is to survive.

An ALA Notable Children’s Book

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

A Horn Book Fanfare Honor Book

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year

Winner of the 1997 Phoenix Award by the Children’s Literature Association

About the Author

Robert Cormier, formerly a journalist, now concentrates on writing fiction. He has published many fine novels for young adults and is known for his devastatingly truthful writing. He is an award-winner in the US and was recently shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal for IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. Robert Cormier lives in Massachusetts.