Welcome to Throwback Thursday! This is a new thing I’m trying out where I’ll take another quick look at books I loved as a kid. Of course, I realize that at this point anything I do here is new. We’ll call it a tryout.
Anyway, today I’ll be taking another look back at Rimwalkers.
Tory and her younger sister Sara are off to their grandparents farm for the summer, along with their cousin Elijah. Shy Tory is looking forward to a summer with her projects and time with her cousin, while outgoing Sara is distraught at a summer away from her adoring friends. Upon arrival, they are both surprised to find their rebellious cousin Oren, also joining them for the summer.
Tory, Elijah and Oren develop a close bond, while surprisingly Sara drifts away. For them the summer will hold adventure, a ghostly mystery and ultimately, a terrible tragedy.
To me this book has always just felt like a drowsy, golden, childhood summer to me. It reminds me of visits from out of town cousins at my grandparents as a kid. We never had real ghosts, be we sure wished to see them in the old, empty mill across this street.
I absolutely love it. For me, this book has held up surprisingly well. I can still pick it up on a hot summer day for a quick read and enjoy it just as much as ever. I definitely suggest this for kids looking for something to read as well as any adults looking to recapture some childhood nostalgia.