Advance reader reviews of Walk Me Home by Catherine Ryan Hyde.

Walk Me Home

By Catherine Ryan Hyde

Walk Me Home
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2013,
    374 pages.

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  • Angela J. (Highlands Ranch, CO)


    Walk Me Home by Catherine Ryan Hyde
    I really enjoyed this book. At first, I was anxious to read about two young girls traveling alone, without any money or resources, but it proved to be groundless. It was told from the perspective of a young girl, much too young to be saddled with the responsibility of taking care of herself and her younger sister. But like all her books, there is always an element of hope and salvation for her characters.
  • Cam G. (Murrells Inlet, SC)


    Walk Me Home
    Two young girls, in fear of being sent to foster care, walk away from their home after their mother has died in order to search for the mother's ex boyfriend. This is the story of their journey on foot with little more than the clothes on their backs through New Mexico and into the desert of Arizona where they meet up with a Watapi Indian woman who takes them in after they are caught stealing eggs. This is a lovely heart wrenching/warming story and one in which you will find yourself pulling for them all the way!
  • Patricia S. (Yankton, SD)


    Poignant and Suspenseful
    In her novel Walk Me Home Catherine Ryan Hyde has given us a poignant portrayal of two young girls, all alone in the world, walking from New Mexico to California in search of a home. The characters are skillfully drawn, the plot is suspenseful with flashbacks utilized to reveal the back story, and the descriptions of people and places are beautifully developed. When I received this book I thought it would take me about five days to read. Instead I read it in a day and a half and found it almost impossible to put down. It is a great novel for both adults and young adults. I already miss stubborn, opinionated Carly, and gentle wise little Jen.
  • Anna R. (Oak Ridge, TN)


    Great book!
    This book got me with the first page. The thought of two girls ages 16 & 11 walking across several states to find someone the older girl thinks will "save" is so scary. But what were these girls to do? Life has not be kind to them. The people they meet, some good, some bad, caused me to read this book in two afternoons. The writing is wonderful and the story is wonderful. I will be sure to recommend this book to my book group. It is a must read!!! It shows there are still some good people out there.
  • Jan M. (Broken Arrow, OK)


    Wow, a number 5!
    This was a terrific book, it caught me in the first pages and held tight until the last. It was so well done, that I "felt her pain" as Carly made her way across the country in search of someone to love and take care of them. I could have strangled her mother, and from the beginning, I was afraid Teddy would disappoint her. The author's character descriptions were subtle, yet really made me feel I knew them. I'll be recommending this book to my book club.
  • JMarie S./Tn.


    Walk Me Home by Catherine Ryan Hyde
    The characters come alive and draw the reader into the action of the story.The plot is filled with a depth of understanding of the realities and tragedies that occur as a result of dysfunctional families. Sorrow , and injustice is replaced by the kindness of the characters that interact with the two teenagers along the way to finding home. As fiction, it offers book clubs a great opportunity to explore personalities, choices made by the characters, and decisions that are made based upon what you want to believe versus facts.
    It also provides for a good discussion of bias and prejudice. The finality of the choices made leaves one a little sad , but also leaves the reader with hope for the future in spite of the past.
  • Doris K.


    Walk Me Home
    This is a story about a dysfunctional family. Although Carly and Jan are raised in the same way their reactions to life are very different.

    Although it's hard to believe that two young girls could be determined enough to walk such a great distance, they were highly motivated to accomplish their journey. It's interesting to read how each of them reacted to the same circumstances. The author shows great insight as develops the characters of each girl.Those of us who are parents know how different siblings can be.

    The story is beautifully written. The people, geographical areas etc. come to life as you read.

    I found myself very involved with this book and wanted to keep reading, a good indication of a powerful story.
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