Trailing Tennessee is wonderful story about a boy who takes up a quest to hike the Appalachian Trail to the tree where his grandfather and father previously carved their names into the trunk. Being in the forest has always intrigued him, but now he is going to hike new territory for what might be a span of weeks. Along the trail, he is not only faced with the challenge of avoiding rangers who are searching for him, but he must also fend off attacks by hostile spirits of the forest. Will he make it to the tree or will he be stopped along the way by rangers or spirits? Find out in Cory Wheeler Mimms's book Trailing Tennessee.
Trailing Tennessee is a great book that I would recommend to any of my friends because of the relatable characters. For example, the main character struggles with grief over lost family members, as well as physical pain throughout his journey. This pain motivates him and also generates hallucinations of Native American spirits that haunt the woods and impede his progress. It was an exciting read because of the sense of urgency to reach the tree at the end of his journey. Every new character that was introduced put me on the edge of my chair wondering if they would end up helping or hindering his progress. Happy reading!