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The Journey Back

The Journey Back

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A teenage boy faces his past and seeks redemption in the gripping companion book to Red Kayak

Nine months in a juvenile detention facility was the punishment for his crime. After just a month he makes a bold escape that nearly kills him and soon an angry fourteen-year-old Digger is on the run. When injuries stop him, Digger hides at a riverside campground, where he befriends a young boy and a girl his own age. New friends, a job caring for rescued horses, and risking his life to save another make Digger realize that the journey back is not just about getting home. But he come to terms with his troubled past and face what he's really running from?

Author: Priscilla Cummings
Publisher: Puffin Books
Published: 10/03/2013
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.45lbs
Size: 7.70h x 5.10w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9780142422908
Age Range: 10-UP

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5
Point Value: 10
Interest Level: Middle Grade Plus
Quiz #/Name: 155436 / Journey Back

About the Author
Priscilla Cummings is the author of fourteen picture books and several novels for children, including A Face First, an ALA Notable, and Red Kayak, an ALA Best Books for Young Adults and winner of the Oklahoma Sequoyah and Maryland Black-Eyed Susan awards. Her novel, Blindsided, was named to the 2011 Children's Choice list. Ms. Cummings lives with her family in Annapolis, Maryland.

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