The Meandering Social Worker

wandering : wondering : learning

Walk Me Home

Book Review:

Catherine Ryan Hyde’s “Walk Me Home” is the story of 16 year old Carly and her sister Jen, 12.  Since their mother’s sudden death Carly is terrified she and her sister will be separated by the child protection services and so begins a long walk from New Mexico to Northern California to find their previous stepfather, the last person Carly trusted.

It has underlying themes relevant to working with children & families that any social worker will recognise from early on in the text and contains some interesting thoughts on the child’s perception of trusting adults.

Otherwise it’s an easy novel to read.  It took me about four or five hours without really trying.  Good for a long journey (which is when I read it).

Published by Transworld Publishers, London – Black Swan edition 2013 ISBN 978-0-55277-801-5

Catherine Ryan Hyde is probably best known as the author of the book behind the award winning film “Pay It Forward”.




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