The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price by Jennifer MaschariThe Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price by Jennifer Maschari

The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price

byJennifer Maschari

Hardcover | February 23, 2016

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A heartfelt, beautifully written novel of love, loss, and math—perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead and Sharon M. Draper.

This "tangible allegory of grief through the eyes of a struggling 12-year-old boy" has been cited by as a book about sadness and grief that will help support kids and foster conversation.

Ever since twelve-year-old Charlie Price's mom died, he feels like his world has been split into two parts. Before included stargazing and Mathletes and Saturday scavenger hunts with his family. After means a dad who's completely checked out, comically bad dinners, and grief group that's anything but helpful. It seems like losing Mom meant losing everything else he loved, too.

Just when Charlie thinks things can't get any worse, his sister, Imogen, starts acting erratically—missing school and making up lies about their mother. But everything changes when one day he follows her down a secret passageway in the middle of her bedroom and sees for himself.

Imogen has found a parallel world where Mom is alive!

There's hot cocoa and Scrabble and scavenger hunts again and everything is perfect . . . at first. But something doesn't feel right. Whenever Charlie returns to the real world, things are different, and not in a good way. And Imogen wants to spend more and more time on the other side. It's almost as if she wants to leave the real world for good. If Charlie doesn't uncover the truth, he could lose himself, the true memory of their mother, and Imogen . . . forever.

Title:The Remarkable Journey of Charlie PriceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.01 inPublished:February 23, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062380109

ISBN - 13:9780062380104


Rated 5 out of 5 by from You need this book for your collection. It’s taken me awhile to sort out my emotions and not write out a review that was just exclamation marks and tears and high-pitched keening. The first draft was kind of just: CHARLIE !!!! IMOGEN !!!! RUUUUUUUUBY !!!! So here’s take two: This book was amazing and it destroyed all of my feelings. Grief is a complex issue for any book to tackle and THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF CHARLIE PRICE handles it with grace, compassion, and magic. It’s so beautiful and so well done and I totally sobbed my face off. It’s a reminder of how brave it is to move forward when all you want to do is go back. To hold your memories in a place of love and not regret. To know that loved ones may leave, but they never disappear – the connections we make are always a part of us. It’s an incredible book. I really and truly loved it.
Date published: 2016-03-12

Editorial Reviews

“A beautifully written meditation on grief … Reminiscent of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline”