Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grade 5n/a4.954245
Toby has to finish the final thing on The List.

It's a list of brave, daring, totally awesome things that he and his best friend, Lucas, planned to do together, and the only item left is to hike the Appalachian Trail. But now Lucas isn't there to do it with him.

Toby's determined to hike the trail alone and fulfill their pact, which means dealing with the little things -- the blisters, the heat, the hunger -- and the big things -- the bears, the loneliness, and the memories.

When a storm comes, Toby finds himself tangled up in someone else's mess: Two boys desperately need his help. But does Toby have any help to give?

The Trail is a remarkable story of physical survival and true friendship, about a boy who's determined to forge his own path -- and to survive.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published on July 25, 2017 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 133803586X
ISBN-13: 9781338035865
5 Book Reviews
  • Plutonium7about 3 years
    I liked it a lot, but after the climax (around chapter 26-28) I found it pretty boring.
    • wolfdog
      wolfdogover 3 years55 stars
      Looks interesting. Even though I never read it before.
      • lily over 3 years
        The book the Trail was one of the best books i have ever read. I love how Toby connects with his dog he found. I gave me the chills in the very end of the book when Toby risked his life just to keep moose. I love story's like that. And I also love how Toby was so determent to finish the list just so that he could do it for his friend who passed. That just warmed my heart. I think everyone should read this book at one point in there life. I give it a 5 out of 5.
        • Skythiedersalmost 4 years
          I thought this was a great book! The only reason I wouldn't rate it 5/5 stars is because she didn't use contractions very well and some sentances were not full sentances.
          • elliem599
            elliem599about 4 years44 stars
            It was good. Overall good but had a weird/long beginning. If you like adventure than I would recommend it for you.