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Publisher Description

“Henry Smith’s father told him that if you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you.”

But Trouble comes careening down the road one night in the form of a pickup truck that strikes Henry’s older brother, Franklin. In the truck is Chay Chouan, a young Cambodian from Franklin’s preparatory school, and the accident sparks racial tensions in the school—and in the well-established town where Henry’s family has lived for generations. Caught between anger and grief, Henry sets out to do the only thing he can think of: climb Mt. Katahdin, the highest mountain in Maine, which he and Franklin were going to climb together. Along with Black Dog, whom Henry has rescued from drowning, and a friend, Henry leaves without his parents’ knowledge. The journey, both exhilarating and dangerous, turns into an odyssey of discovery about himself, his older sister, Louisa, his ancestry, and why one can never escape from Trouble.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2010
April 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
HMH Books
SELLER
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
SIZE
4.1
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 7 and Above

Customer Reviews

1Nathanael ,

A well written tale

"The world is trouble... and Grace..." A well written tale that grapples with many common troubles but avoids cliches and over simplified conclusions. Enjoy the tale and stop often to reflect on what you read. A more recent story by this author, Okay For Now, benefits from the author's talents that are seen being refined in this tale.

I've been clashin ,

Trouble

One of the best books I have read in my life. Reader 13+ should all get the opportunity to read it. I strongly suggest to check it out. Hope you like it!

z-ay ,

Amazing!👍

This is probably the best book I have ever read. It has a surprise ending and an also sad ending.

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