Join us on an emotional journey through the pages of "Roam," an impactful novel by CH Armstrong that intricately weaves themes of love, resilience, and self-discovery. This engaging narrative follows the seventeen-year-old protagonist, Abby Lunde, and her family as they face the harsh realities of homelessness, uprooted from their everyday life in Omaha due to a critical mistake made by Abby's mother.
Abby yearns for the ordinary life of a teenager—fitting in at school, dreaming of love, aspiring to college and a music career. However, the brutal Minnesota winters and the stark divide between the haves and the have-nots in high school constantly remind her of their dire situation. The constant uncertainty of where they will sleep or find their next meal weighs heavily on the family.
Living day by day, secrets are unearthed, hope for a stable home diminishes, and the strain on the family intensifies. Abby understands the importance of trust and relies on her newfound friends and community for support. The looming question is whether these connections will be steadfast allies, offering a chance at a semblance of a normal life.
"Roam" by CH Armstrong unveils a poignant narrative, showcasing the struggle for a sense of normalcy amidst adversity. Abby Lunde's journey is the epitome of resilience and the discovery of the true meaning of home. Immerse yourself in this captivating novel that resonates deeply with the trials and aspirations of a determined young teen.
Publisher : Central Avenue Publishing (February 5, 2019)
Language : English
Paperback : 320 pages
ISBN-10 : 1771681519
ISBN-13 : 978-1771681513
Reading age : 12 years and up
Grade level : 6 - 9
Item Weight : 13.3 ounces
Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.25 inches