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  • ISBN: 0545665736
  • ISBN: 9780545665735
  • Physical Description: 229 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition, February 2015.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: A boy named Mark, tired of being sick with cancer, conceives a plan to climb Mount Rainier, and runs away from home with his dog, Beau--but with over two hundred miles between him and his goal, and only anger at his situation to drive him on nothing will be easy, and only his best friend, Jessie, suspects where he is heading.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 December #2
    Twelve-year-old Mark has been living with cancer since he was five, and, when faced with the news that his cancer has recurred again, he decides to put a long-held fantasy into action. He runs away to climb Mount Rainer with his dog, Beau. Mark is physically weak and nauseous with blinding headaches, yet he manages to begin his climb just as a dangerous snowstorm starts, while his best friend Jessie, the keeper of his secrets, is left behind wondering what is the right thing to do. Debut author Gemeinhart has pulled off an impressive combination of suspenseful adventure thriller and cancer narrative. Chapters alternate between Mark's and Jessie's perspectives in straightforward language. Mark's journey is born from despair, and the novel doesn't shy away from the implication of his dangerous choice or its impact on the family and friends he is leaving behind. Jessie's struggle, meanwhile, is just as compelling. Touching but unsentimental, this is a deeply moving adventure. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Dan Gemeinhart is a teacher-librarian and father of three daughters. He lives with his family in Cashmere, Washington. The Honest Truth is his first book.

Subject: Runaway children Juvenile fiction
Cancer in children Juvenile fiction
Anger in children Juvenile fiction
Human-animal relationships Juvenile fiction
Best friends Juvenile fiction
Rainier, Mount (Wash.) Juvenile fiction
Runaways Fiction
Cancer Fiction
Dogs Fiction
Human-animal relationships Fiction
Best friends Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Rainier, Mount (Wash.) Fiction
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