The porcupine of truth
The porcupine of truth

Konigsberg, Bill, author.


First edition.

Physical Description
325 pages ; 22 cm

Reading Level
HL 670 L Lexile

Subject Term
Dysfunctional families -- Fiction.
Children of alcoholics -- Fiction.
Runaway teenagers -- Fiction.
Quests (Expeditions) -- Fiction.
Lesbian teenagers -- Fiction.
African American teenage girls -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Parent and teenager -- Fiction.
Friendship in adolescence -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
Billings (Mont.) -- Fiction.


Seventeen-year-old New Yorker Carson Smith is resigned to spending his summer in Billings, Montana, helping his mom take care of his father, a dying alcoholic he doesn't really know. Then he meets Aisha Stinson, a beautiful girl who has run away from her difficult family, and Pastor John Logan, who's long held a secret regarding Carson's grandfather, who disappeared without warning or explanation thirty years before. Together, Carson and Aisha embark on an epic road trip to find the answers that might save Carson's dad, restore his fragmented family, and discover the "Porcupine of Truth" in all of their lives.

LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)BookTEEN FICTION KON11Teen Collection
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)BookTEEN FICTION KON11Teen Collection
Stillwater Public LibraryBookTEEN FICTION KON11Teen Collection