As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth
Perkins, Lynne Rae. As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth. NY: Greenwillow Books, c2010. 352 pages.
In this funny odyssey, Ry heads off to an archaeology camp in Montana while his parents are off on a trip to the Caribbean. When the train stops unexpectedly and he can't get any bars on his cell phone, he gets off the train and climbs to the top of a hill only to see the train leaving without him. This begins a humorous and kooky set of events separately affecting himself, his parents and his grandfather who is staying at his house while the parents are gone. Even the dogs get caught up in the zany adventure. Along the way, Ry meets up with an unusual fellow named Del who helps him, but on the way back to Wisconsin, things get way more complicated. You'll love this zany adventure and it's hard to guess what the next twist or turn will be so you will be compelled to read to the end and will not be disappointed.
Recommended for junior high and above. Review by Mrs. Belknap