In The Path of Falling Objects
In the Path of Falling Objects
In The Path of Falling Objects
Andrew Smith
Jonah and his younger brother, Simon, are on their own. They set out to find what’s left of their family, carrying between them ten dollars, a backpack full of dirty clothes, a notebook, and a stack of letters from their brother, who is serving a tour in Vietnam. And soon into their journey, they have a ride. With a man and a beautiful girl who may be in love with Jonah. Or Simon. Or both of them. The man is crazy. The girl is desperate. This violent ride is only just beginning. And it will leave the brothers taking cover from hard truths about loyalty, love, and survival that crash into their lives.  One more thing: The brothers have a gun. They’re going to need it. 

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  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Jonah and his younger brother Simon are on a journey. They are on a journey to find their brother, father, and a reason as to why it had gotten so bad at home. Before long, they need more help than just each other. They hitch a ride with a man they do not fully understand and a beautiful woman. Tensions arise as the mystery clashes with Jonahs internal principles of legality and truth. The situation turns dangerous and the brothers are left wondering whether they will finish their journey or lose everything on the way.

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