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 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