BookBrowse Reviews As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins

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As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth

by Lynne Rae Perkins

As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth
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    May 2010, 368 pages
    Apr 2012, 352 pages

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A coming of age story for teens

Sixteen year old Ry is lost. He got off a train bound for summer archeological camp and it left without him. Now he is in the middle of Montana, without his backpack, without cell phone coverage. His parents are sailing somewhere in the Caribbean, his grandfather is dog-sitting for them in their new house in Wisconsin, and and even the dogs his grandfather is supposed to be taking care of are lost. Ry is alone.

Then he meets Del, a quirky and kind man who suggests they go find Ry's parents. "I don't even know exactly where they are," says Ry.  "It would be impossible." "Uh-oh," says Beth (a friend of Del's.) "Those are magic words to Del."

What seems impossible is, in fact, not. This is at the heart of Lynne Rae Perkin's As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth. Ry embarks on a wild journey that takes him by train, car, plane, boat and, yes, feet to find ...

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