Walking Book Club
The Honest Truth
- Library Cafe
About the Book
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 many moments of heart-racing suspense, as well as the underlying gravity, may overwhelm faint-hearted readers; hardier ones will find it a gripping page-turner." ~ Publisher's Weekly Review
About the Club
Facilitated by Youth Services Librarian, Sarah Kostin, the Walking Book Club meets in the library cafe and walks to a surprise location. Boys and girls ages 9 and up are welcome to attend and parents are encouraged to read and participate too. Register at the childrens' desk or online. Ten copies of the book are available at childrens' desk. Feel free to bring a snack to share with the group.