Critically acclaimed author Alden R. Carter's deeply affecting portrait of a troubled young man's desperate attempt to escape from his problems is a gripping adventure filled with drama and emotion that will have even the most reluctant reader tearing through the pages.
Andy is tired. Tired of the way everyone has treated him his entire life, especially his alcoholic father. And things only get worse when he goes to stay in the Lodge, their family's cabin in the middle of the Wisconsin woods. This time he just can't take it anymore, and he decides to walk awayinto the depths of the wilderness, and of his own mind. Soon the hallucinations set in, and things really start to get out of control. Will Andy ever be able to find the way out?
About the Author
Alden R. Carter is the author of many popular young adult novels. Of his previous book, Love, Football, and Other Contact Sports, Booklist raved, "Written with sensitivity and conviction. . . . A convincing, often affecting mosaic of students today," in a starred review. His novels have received several awards, such as an Outstanding Achievement in Children's Literature from the Wisconsin Library Association, and have made many honor lists, including ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers and American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. He lives in Wisconsin, where Walkaway is set.