Recently-Released Coming-of-Age Novel Could Be One of the Best Middle Grade Books for Your Child in 2021

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New York, New York–(Newsfile Corp. – October 22, 2021) – Author Joseph Trencher recently released his enchanting coming-of-age novel for young readers, On My Way Home. With wholesome themes of self-discovery, Trencher’s work is reminiscent of classic fairytales and perfect for the whole family.

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Book cover of On My Way Home

On My Way Home follows the life of a young child named Amen as he’s recruited by an old man to search for buried treasure. From desert markets to distant mountains, Amen’s adventures are full of challenges and obstacles that force him to rethink what truly drives him inside. Once motivated by treasure, Amen’s goal shifts from holding onto his prize to simply making it back home in one piece.

Told from Amen’s perspective, On My Way Home is narrated in a realistic, relatable way to help children step into the story. With evocative prose, Trencher expertly builds a fantastical world that provides a solid backdrop for Amen’s treasure hunt as he dreams of the opportunities that wealth can bring.

Middle grade readers will enjoy accompanying Amen on his journey as he navigates dangers, explores enchanted places, and learns important life lessons. For parents and caregivers, On My Way Home provides a unique opportunity to discuss complex ideas like perseverance and making the right friends.

Reviewers praise Trencher’s ability to create a vivid setting and thrilling plot, describing On My Way Home as “fun for all ages” and “exciting and unpredictable.” With the lessons of The Wizard of Oz and a daring protagonist worthy of Indiana Jones, Trencher’s debut is a standout addition to the world of children’s literature.

On My Way Home is available for purchase on or wherever books are sold.

Joseph Trencher is an author, husband, and father with a passion for storytelling. When he isn’t writing, he enjoys spending time with his children, sports, and chess. He lives and writes in New York City.

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