Katahdin, 12, strikes out on her own to hike the Appalachian Trail after losing her brother, Springer, to Muscular Dystrophy. Grieving over his loss and her parent’s divorce (the met & married while hiking the AT), she is soon found by her mom. They start hiking together and in the end help each other to heal. A quick read that would be of interest to new adult readers. 2002, 166 pages.
Halfway to the Sky by Kimberly Bradley