Climbing Katahdin, the highest mountain in Maine, is the goal that Henry sets himself when his brother dies following a car accident. Along with his dog, his best friend, and—surprisingly—the Cambodian boy whose car was involved in the fatal accident, Henry experiences a journey that is both physically daunting and spiritually exhilarating. The writing combines breathtaking nature imagery and hilarious comedy, as only Gary Schmidt can.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Subgenre: Family / General, Social Issues / Death + Dying, Social Issues / Prejudice + Racism