The exact location of home

by Messner, Kate,

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Summary
Believing his long-absent father is missing and leaving clues behind through geocaching, Zig, thirteen, relies on his love of electronics, a garage sale GPS unit, and his best friend, Gianna, to search for answers.
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"
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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) Fiction
Fathers and sons Fiction
Mothers and sons Fiction
Single-parent families Fiction
Homelessness Fiction
Electronics Fiction
Geocaching (Game) Juvenile fiction
Fathers and sons Juvenile fiction
Mothers and sons Juvenile fiction
Single-parent families Juvenile fiction
Homelessness Juvenile fiction
Electronics Juvenile fiction
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
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Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Bloomsbury Publishing,2017
Bloomsbury Publishing2017
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience 4-7.
Language English
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ISBN 9781681197135
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