Mark is a normal kid, He likes to take pictures, He likes writing Haikus in his notebook. He has a dog named Beau and a best friend named Jessie. He dreams of climbing a mountain one day. The only thing is he’s sick, Like the sick that means hospital, the kind of sick that people never get better from. So mark runs away, he leaves his home with a Camera, His dog, his notebook and a dream, and if it’s the last thing he does , he wants to climb a mountain, the highest mountain. In the book The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart the protagonist Mark works to climb that “mountain.” The setting involves many places like, Mark’s house, A cafe in Seattle, A bus, And a mountain. In this book you can find the struggles Mark has along the way. He faces the highest mountain, and how he gets there and he finds struggles with sickness. If you like emotional and touching stories I recommend this book.