Zig is my kind of everyday hero! Smart, resourceful, loyal, he faces every bump in the road with the determination of “an electron in a parallel circuit.” After scoring a GPS unit at a garage sale, Zig begins to geocache. But someone has found these caches before - the elusive Senior Searcher. Could he be Zig’s dad? Zig is also determined to find a place he and his mother can call home. Some searches have a funny way of turning up what you need in the most unexpected ways. I couldn’t put this book down until I reached the satisfying end.— Laura
Kirby "Zig" Zigonski lives for the world of simple circuits, light bulbs, buzzers, and motors. Electronics are, after all, much more predictable than most people--especially his father, who he hasn't seen in over a year. When his dad's latest visit is canceled with no explanation and his mom seems to be hiding something, Zig turns to his best friend Gianna and a new gizmo--a garage sale GPS unit--for help. Convinced that his dad is leaving clues around town to explain his absence, Zig sets out to find him. Following one clue after another, logging mile after mile, Zig soon discovers that people aren't always what they seem . . . and sometimes, there's more than one set of coordinates for home.
An important story of love and hope that will capture readers' hearts, The Exact Location of Home is another must read from beloved author Kate Messner.