The Degrees of Barley Lick

  • Pages:248
  • Publisher:Running the Goat
  • Themes:geocaching, teens adventure, kidnapping, grief, outdoors
  • Pub Date:10/26/2021
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 12+
Life has been hard for sixteen-year-old Barley Lick lately: he split with his girlfriend, his father died, and now his mother has a boyfriend, a cop named Fred Newton. Not even Barley’s new Great Dane, Stanley, can make things right.

Then Newton wants Barley to use his geocaching skills to help him solve a mystery; helping would mean losing a huge geocaching competition and, even worse, letting his ex-girlfriend Phyllis win. But Barley soon realizes that a young boy’s life may be in danger and time to rescue him is running out.

“A somewhat rambling tale that will most appeal to fellow geocachers.”

– Kirkus Reviews