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It started out as an ordinary summer. But the minute thirteen-year-old Zinny covered the old, overgrown trail that ran through the woods behind her family's house, she realized that things were about to change.

Right from the start, Zinny knew that uncovering the trail would be more than just a summer project. It was her chance to finally make people notice her, and to have a place she could call her very own. But more than that, Zinny knew that the trail somehow held the key to all kinds of questions. And that -- the only way to understand her family, her Aunt Jessie's death, and herself, was to find out where it went.

From the author of the Newbery Medal-winning Walk Two Moons, here is an intricately woven tale of a young girl who sets out in search of her place in the world -- and discovers it in her own backyard.

Hardcover, 259 pages
Published on August 24, 2005 by Thorndike Press
ISBN-10: 0786277793
ISBN-13: 9780786277797
6 Book Reviews
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  • demosthenes
    demosthenesMonday, October 26, 2015 at 4:46 pm55 stars
    this is the astounding tale of a girl named Zinny who is more loved by her Uncle then her own parents. she discovers trail that helps her find out who she really is. So much emotion and you don't know what will happen til the end!
    • cori
      coriSaturday, May 24, 2014 at 7:40 am
      It's an exquisite book, and it is really heartfelt.
      • ilovedogs12
        ilovedogs12Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm55 stars
        I love this book so much, I read it twice
        • skittles02
          skittles02Friday, March 9, 2012 at 6:54 pm55 stars
          me and mazziegirl12 watched the movies to this it is sad i bout cryied at the end it is so sad but a lovey book too
          • mazziegirl12
            mazziegirl12Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 6:15 pm
            From your review it seems very interesting..I have to find it at my library lol haha!!! You made it sound sooo interesting!! :)
            • sunnybunnycutie
              sunnybunnycutieSaturday, March 3, 2012 at 9:53 pm55 stars
              BEST BOOK EVER! It was a heart-felt story about a girl named Zinny, her aunt is dead and a while after the incident, she finds a 10 mile long trail. Zinny decides to clear it, but little does she know, this adventure gives Zinny more than she would have wanted.