The exact location of home

by Messner, Kate,

Format: Print Book 2017
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Summary

Kirby "Zig" Zigonski lives for the world of simple circuits, light bulbs, buzzers, and motors. Electronics are, after all, much more predictable than most people--especially his father, who he hasn't seen in over a year. When his dad's latest visit is canceled with no explanation and his mom seems to be hiding something, Zig turns to his best friend Gianna and a new gizmo--a garage sale GPS unit--for help. Convinced that his dad is leaving clues around town to explain his absence, Zig sets out to find him. Following one clue after another, logging mile after mile, Zig soon discovers that people aren't always what they seem . . . and sometimes, there's more than one set of coordinates for home.

An important story of love and hope that will capture readers' hearts, The Exact Location of Home is another must read from beloved author Kate Messner.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Learning that Dad has (once again) canceled his plans to visit isn't exactly a surprise to 13-year-old Zig. But after a year without seeing his father, it's a major disappointment. Zig spends his free time geocaching with friends. Soon, with little money for food and none for rent, he and his mother move into a homeless shelter. He avoids telling even his best friend, Gianna, about their situation. When his teacher schedules a class visit to the shelter, Zig dreads discovery, but more painful is his mother's eventual revelation that his father is in prison. Messner creates a sympathetic character in Zig, whose narration reflects his believable unwillingness to take his father off a pedestal throughout most of the novel. Within the story, Messner gently overturns some stereotypes about homeless shelters and their residents. The narrative flows well and sweeps readers along, though the conclusion ties up loose ends too quickly and neatly. Still, readers hoping for a happy ending will not be disappointed. A companion book to The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z (2009).--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "First seen in Messner's first novel, The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z., Kirby "Zig" Zigonski loves tinkering and appreciates the way that "everything fits" in a simple electrical circuit. Zig lives with his mother, who both works and is studying to become a nurse, but he can't wait to see his father, who travels for his real estate business. When his father cancels an upcoming visit and Zig's mother won't say why, Zig decides to track down his dad using an old GPS unit and following clues he believes his father is leaving in geocache stashes around town. When Zig and his mother are evicted and forced to move into a shelter, Zig is caught between shame, anger, and a determination to find his father. Messner delivers a sensitive and realistic portrayal of financial stress, the realities of living in a shelter, and how both take a toll. Zig's crush on Gianna and the mystery surrounding Zig's father will keep readers hooked, but it's his bonds with his mother and friends that will stay with them. Ages 8-12. Agent: Jennifer Laughran, Andrea Brown Literary. (Sept) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Geocaching (Game) -- Juvenile fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Juvenile fiction.
Single-parent families -- Juvenile fiction.
Homelessness -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Electronics -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Geocaching (Game) -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
Single-parent families -- Fiction.
Homelessness -- Fiction.
Electronics -- Fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Publisher New York :Bloomsbury,2017
Language English
Description 250 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781681195483
1681195488
9781681198989
1681198983
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