The Journey by Verity A. Buchanan is about three siblings as they travel through rejection, captivity, and an increasing downward spiral of guilt. Fred Thorne must shoulder the care and protection of his sisters after a fire leaves them homeless and friendless. He sets out to follow the last advice given to him by his great-aunt---take his sisters to Menevace, the refuge home. But the road to Menevace is fraught with bandits, famine, and unknown dangers. Can the Thornes find a place of rest and safety? Recommended for teen and young adult readers.