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The Hike to Home

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

The Hike to Home (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022) by Jess Rinker was a fun read with interesting connections to Arthurian legends, Freemasonry, and 19th-century mountaineer Annie Smith Peck.

12-year-old Lin Moser is miserable. After a life of traveling with her parents as part of the popular YouTube home renovation show, Moseying with the Mosers, she’s stuck in New Jersey while Dad renovates without cameras. Lin will have to go to actual school, while her mother is away on a twelve-month film residency. But rumors of a castle, combined with new friends, and Lin is off filming her own adventure. And, of course, there’s trouble along the way.

I love how this character was inspired by two strong women.

Jess Rinker writes fiction and nonfiction. Read about her here and check out all her books here.

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10 thoughts on “The Hike to Home

  1. I hadn’t seen this book before, Susan, and it sounds like a great read—thanks for sharing!

  2. I enjoyed the author’s previous book, THE DARE SISTERS, so I will have to check this one out. The plot and characters sound perfect. Thanks for including your review on MMGM this past week.

  3. Sounds a very interesting and I am intrigued by the mention of Freemasonry and how that fits into the story. I must check out this book further. Thanks for sharing!

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