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The Honest Truth

The Honest Truth

by Dan Gemeinhart

The debut of a phenomenal new middle-grade talent.



In all the ways that matter, Mark is a normal kid. He's got a dog named Beau and a best friend, Jessie. He likes to take photos and write haiku poems in his notebook. He dreams of climbing a mountain one day. But in one important way, Mark is not like other kids at all. Mark is sick. The kind of sick that means hospitals. And treatments. The kind of sick some people never get better from.



So Mark runs away. He leaves home with his camera, his notebook, his dog, and a plan to reach the top of Mount Rainier, even if it's the last thing he ever does.



The Honest Truth is a rare and extraordinary novel about big questions, small moments, and the incredible journey of the human spirit.

Ages
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Lexile Measure
550L
DRA
60
Guided Reading
W
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
240

About the Author

Dan Gemeinhart

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