(From the publisher):
Dani is running away from home—or what's left of home. It's too easy, really, just like it was too easy for her brother to die. And for her father to leave. Now it's just Dani and her tight-lipped mother, and Dani has to get away. She plans to take an amazing trip where no one will ever find her. She's going to hike the Appalachian Trail, the whole thing, from Georgia to Maine. The trail is a legend in her family, the place her parents met, fell in love, and got married. Not that they tell those stories anymore.
Dani's escape lasts less than two days. Then her furious mother catches up with her. But Dani can't give up—she has to keep hiking, to keep moving forward. She persuades her reluctant mother to hike with her for a few days, then a week, maybe more. Together in the woods, growing stronger, walking farther each day, they begin to talk, to remember, to try to make sense of the past. Theirs is an emotional journey marked by sorrow and joy, and it is one that Dani and her mom need to make together.
Original title: Halfway to Sky
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Family & Relationships