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Staff Review: Pax

"Pax" by Sara Pennypacker

Cover: 'Pax'


Forced by his father to return his beloved pet fox, Pax, to the wild and move three hundred miles away to live with his grandfather, twelve-year old Peter is devastated. Still grieving his mother’s recent death, losing his father to the war effort (again) and being forced to give up Pax, his friend and soul-mate, is too much. Unconcerned with his own safety and the raging war in his path, Peter leaves on a desperate, seemingly impossible journey on foot to find Pax. Viola, an unusual woman living in the remote wilderness who is also a wounded soul, offers him help and friendship. This utterly honest, remarkable tween novel is written with chapters that alternate between Peter and Pax’s experiences. Heartfelt, compelling and filled with hope, if you love animals this novel deserves to be on your must-read list.

Audience: Children, Teens | Genre: Fiction