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The Exact Location of Home

By Rachel Sarah, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Moving story of boy losing his home and finding resilience.

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This is an authentic, moving story about of a 13-year-old boy struggling to understand why he's lost his home and his father as he tries to do the right thing at home and in school. The story begins on a quiet note, but the more you read, the more you uncover the poignant themes about struggling financially, longing for a missing parent, and facing shame among your peers.

Along the way, the story introduces big themes such as taking care of the environment and taking care of a loved one with dementia. This unsentimental, uncomfortable novel is a must-read about real life in the contemporary United States.

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