The Art of Holding On and Letting Go

"When every piece falls into place, it's like a dance, a delicate but powerful balancing act. The art of holding on and letting go at the same time."

Competitive climber Cara Jenkins feels most at home high off the ground, clinging to a rock wall by her fingertips. She's enjoyed a roaming life with her mountaineering parents, making the natural world her jungle gym, the writings of Annie Dillard and Henry David Thoreau her textbooks. But when tragedy strikes on an Ecuadorian mountaintop, Cara's nomadic lifestyle comes to an abrupt halt.

Starting over at her grandparents' home in suburban Detroit, Cara embarks on a year of discovery, uncovering unknown strengths, friendships, and first love. Cara's journey illustrates the transformative power of nature, love and loss, and discovering that home can be far from where you started.
Paperback, 307 pages
Published on September 12, 2016 by Elephant Rock Productions, Inc.
ISBN-10: 0996864911
ISBN-13: 9780996864916
1 Book Review
  • vortex_hybrid
    vortex_hybridabout 2 months55 stars
    i really love it. it shows cara's life and how she is transitioning from being a competitive climber to a regular high school girl. THIS BOOK IS A YOUNG ADULT BOOK