The Way Back Home by Allan StrattonThe Way Back Home by Allan Stratton

The Way Back Home

byAllan Stratton

Hardcover | May 9, 2017

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One misunderstood teen. One eccentric granny. One missing uncle. A coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of one family's secrets.

Zoe's straitlaced and narrow-minded parents don't understand her - they are shocked by her swearing and believe that she's a bad girl. They also want to put Zoe's Granny in a seniors home, despite Zoe's objections. Sure, Granny has become a bit odd and her memory is spotty, but she's outspoken and funny, and Zoe loves her. Granny still mourns her favourite son, Teddy, who was also a troublemaker, and who died before Zoe was born.

Or did he?

After a series of disastrous incidents, including a school suspension and a near-death experience, Zoe decides to liberate herself and her grandmother from their respective prisons, taking them on an unforgettable journey to Toronto, where Zoe learns the truth about her uncle and discovers strengths of her own that just might help her find a way back home.

From award-winning storyteller Allan Stratton comes a moving story of unresolved family conflicts, and a young girl's awakening to the things that matter most.

ALLAN STRATTON is the internationally acclaimed author of Chanda's Secrets, a Michael L. Printz Honour Book. His most recent YA novel, The Dogs, won the OLA Red Maple Fiction Award and the Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award (MYRCA). It was also nominated for both an International Thriller Award and the IODE Violet Downey Award. His n...
Title:The Way Back HomeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 8.5 × 5.95 × 0.75 inPublished:May 9, 2017Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443148385

ISBN - 13:9781443148382


Rated 1 out of 5 by from horrible book. The characters are annoying and unbearable. Overall this book was absolutely trash.
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS BOOK IS AMAZING there is no words to explain how relatable this is book is for a teenager. It is so emotionally touching and you will want to just never want stop reading.
Date published: 2018-02-14

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Way Back Home:

"Funny, raw and heartbreaking, this emotional story about family, loss and transformation will touch readers and raise questions about loyalty, justice and forgiveness." — Canadian Children's Book News

"The Way Back Home is a heartfelt, riveting novel from a master of his craft." — Quill & Quire