"Sometimes maybe has to be enough because it's all you get." -The Exact Location of Home
Kirby "Zig" Zigonski hasn't seen his father in over a year. He knows that his mom knows more than she's letting on about where his dad is and why he suddenly won't talk to Kirby at all. Turning to his best friend, Gianna, a new electronic device--a rewired GPS unit--and a newfound obsession with geocaching, Zig decides to start searching for his father, who he believes is leaving clues for him all over town. Searching for his father becomes Zig's sole focus, as everything that he knows crumbles, leaving him without his own home coordinates.
When Zig finally uncovers the truth, he learns some valuable lessons about life, family, and the true meaning of home. The Exact Location of Home by Kate Messner is both heartbreaking and joyful, perfect for middle-grade readers looking for adventure in their own backyards.
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Geocaching is an outdoor activity where participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and clues to hide and seek containers or 'caches' at specific locations marked by coordinates. Children and teens should make sure to geocache with an adult, as some cache hiding places could be dangerous.
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