As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins

Train.

Car.

Plane.

Boat.

Feet.

He’ll get there.

Won’t he?

Ry is traveling by Amtrak train to a summer  ArcheoTrails camp. If only he had opened his mail before he left the house. If he had, then he would have read, “Do not come to camp. There is no camp. Camp is a concept that no longer exists in a real place or time.” Of course, Ry finally realizes the camp has been canceled after he’s left home and traveled halfway across the country by train. He tries to call home. No cell reception. He jumps off the train at the next stop. He runs up a hill for better cell reception. No luck.  He turns around just in time to see the train pulling away from the station with his stuff still on board. Can Ry make it home? What else could possibly go wrong?

“Relentlessly entertaining…an absolute delight.” Booklist (starred review)

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