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The honest truth

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This extraordinary debut from teacher-librarian and phenomenal new middle-grade talent Dan Gemeinhart raises big questions and offers no easy answers.

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.

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Grouping Title honest truth
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Last Grouping Update 2018-08-18 23:33:43PM
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subject_facet Anger in children, Anger in children -- Juvenile fiction, Best friends, Best friends -- Juvenile fiction, Cancer -- Fiction, Cancer in children, Cancer in children -- Juvenile fiction, Children's audiobooks, Dogs -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Human-animal relationships, Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction, Rainier, Mount (Wash.), Rainier, Mount (Wash.) -- Juvenile fiction, Runaway children, Runaway children -- Juvenile fiction, Runaways -- Fiction
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title_full The Honest Truth, The honest truth / Dan Gemeinhart, The honest truth [sound recording] / Dan Gemeinhart
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