Halfway To The Sky

Halfway To The Sky

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Overview

Twelve-year-old Dani is running away from home–or what’s left of home anyway. Her older brother, who had muscular dystrophy, died a few months ago. Then her father left and her parents got divorced. Now home is just Dani and her sad, silent mother, and Dani’s got to get away. She plans to do something amazing, and go where her parents will never find her: She’s going to hike the whole Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine. The trail is a legend in her family, the place where her parents met, fell in love, and got married 14 years before. Unfortunately for her master plan, her mother doesn’t have much trouble figuring out where Dani’s gone. Now it’s the two of them, hiking for as long as Dani can manage to persuade her mother to keep going. But Dani’s got an even longer emotional journey to make–and it’s one she and her mom need to make together.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781511319966
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 01/12/2016
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

About the Author

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley has written several historical novels, and she enjoys researching the details of other times and places. Her most recent novels are The President’s Daughter, praised as a “fascinating look at an intriguing world” (Kirkus Reviews, starred), and For Freedom, which was selected for several award lists, including Booklist’s Top Ten Historical Fiction for Youth. Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and her husband have two young children, Matthew and Katie. They live on a farm in eastern Tennessee, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Halfway to the Sky 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son (age 12)and I have hiked 400 miles of the Appalachian trail. We enjoyed this book very much. As we read it together, we could relate to many things: bad weather, feeling dirty and achy, the wonderful people you meet, sleeping in shelters, the feelings of accomplishment, and the joy of the outdoors. If you have an interest in hiking, this book gives you a great idea of what life on the trail would be like. I can see how some of these details would make the book slow reading for those with no interest in learning about the trail. There are definately two parts to this book; Dani's trail experience and Dani's family struggles. It is interesting to read as the author blends these two storylines together. I do not agree with those that think Dani is a brat. I lost a family member to an illness in middle school. It is natural to feel neglected and question your role in the family. I think Dani's reactions and bouts of sassiness are realistic. The sassy comments are the author's way of letting the reader know the characters feelings. Spend days on the trail. You have plenty of time to think. Dani had a plan to get away from her life, and instead ended up having a chance to vent to the people she was mad at.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. I read it when I was in 4th grade, so that gives you an age range. I really loved the story and the writing. I was interested in the main character because she was so different from myself. She is outgoing, and I can relate to how she feels throughout the book. Read this book, it is a great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a really good book. If you like book that are sad but happy, and mothers spending time with each other, then you need to read this book. In the book there was a girl and her mother and they went to Maine. The main character was named Dani and she wanted to go to Maine where her mother and father met. So Dani ran away to Maine but her mother found her and took her back home. Then she asked her mother if they both could go together. I think that this book was a good book because it had a lot of happy moments. Most of the moments were when Dani and her mother were on their way to Maine. When they were on their way to Maine they stopped at a lot of places to get supplies. Inconcluion, this book would have been better if the book had more details about her life before her brother died or before she took a trip to Maine, or if her father was there for her more often. All and all, for a fourteen year girl, this book was a good book. It was a good book because it had a lot of goodness in it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Five stars. Must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 10 year old daughter and I read this as our own book club read. I found it very interesting. A twelve year old girl researches and plans a thru hike. She not only plans what to bring but works to save money for the trip. She also starts hiking every day to prepare for a 6 month hike.
I would not in any way call this character bratty she is a child who has been forced to grow up fast and deal with adult emotions. The description of the trail was very interesting as were the people you would meet along the way. The various character's reactions to the different situations are surprising at times. This is a great book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
it's was readable!!!
Jennifer Keefer More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It is a great and easy read! Ive read it so many times and its still good every time! I recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was one of the best books I've ever read. It inspired me and my friends to hike the Appalachian trail and I just got back from Mount Katahdin. It's a good book for kids and adults!
hope123 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a girl who goes hiking with her mom.
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Great book-even know Im on page 50
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book could have been better. the main character was sort of bratty even given the situation. however the idea was pretty good and unique so it does have potential.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really must be honest. I did not enjoy this book very much. I found it very depressing and the characters were...not pleasant. The main chracter, though I understand she was angry inside, I thought was a brat. I think that the lessins in this book are omportant to learn, as is the message, but I did not like it. If you need help with emotions, read this, but be ready, it is a downer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My child read the book and hated it. I loved it as a younger kid because I loved to be indoors, but my child plays outdoors every day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is horrible. the charactrer is bratty. the story is repetitive and frusterating to read. i do not recomend this book to anyone.