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The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart


Mark is on a mission to fulfill a promise; a mission that he will never return from. Mark is going to climb Mt. Ranier, and nothing can stop him - not even the cancer that has been eating away at his body for seven years. With nothing a but a backpack and one amazing dog, Mark is determined to make it to the summit.


AGE RANGE INTERMEDIATE


THEMES

Adventure

Cancer

Dogs

Mountain Climbing

Outdoor Survival


OVERALL RATING 9/10

This book is hard to put down! Between the beautiful writing style, the slowly unfolding mystery of Mark's story, and the suspense of his life being on the line, I finished this book extremely quickly. The Honest Truth deals with difficult issues and prompts you to question your morals, while narrating an epic adventure. Definitely worth a read (if you want to sob for 229 pages straight, that is).


PROS Beautifully Written


Very engaging


Deals with important topics


Makes you think!

Violence and Scariness 3/5 Boy terribly beaten by group of teens. Boy falls into a raging river, gets frostbite, and almost dies. Dog falls in mountain crevasse. Sex and Romance 0/5 Not present



CONS VERY SAD!!!


Emotional Intensity 5/5 Boy with cancer is on a mission to die, what more do I need to say?? Dog almost dies, boy almost dies many times. Drinking and Drugs 1/5 People smoking. Mentions that mother drinks a bottle of wine every night.


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