A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this book.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this absorbing story alternates chapters of a boy traveling toward something mysterious, and an interviewer trying to uncover the boy's memories. Despite its complexity, the compelling writing entrances readers.
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What's the story?
This strange psychological mystery follows Adam as he bicycles from Massachusetts to Vermont, retracing his past as he uncovers his family's history in the witness protection program. Alternating chapters insert psychological examinations that attempt to uncover Adam's buried memories. The surprise ending reveals just what was real and what was fantasy in this absorbing story.
Is it any good?
Despite the complexity of the story, Robert Cormier sustains the suspense throughout the book, and the alternating chapters of interviews heighten the intrigue. Adam's journey propels the reader forward, and the increasing mystery holds the reader's interest all the way to the final, shocking chapter, which unravels the mystery.