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4.15  ·  Rating details ·  103 ratings  ·  11 reviews
When 14-year-old Tory and her younger sister, Sara, arrive at their grandparents' farm, Tory can't wait to spend the summer with their cousin Elijah. But their rebellious 16-year-old cousin Rennie is there, too, and determined to torment Tory and Elijah. Then a ghostly mystery unites the three, and this time it's Sara who's left out. Her eagerness to be included leads to a ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 16th 1996 by Puffin (first published 1993)
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Elise L
May 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Rimwalkers, by Vicki Grove, is about a girl named Tory, her two cousins, and her little sister. Her two cousins are named Elijah and Rennie. They all have to go to their grandparent's house during the summer. At first Tory and Elijah are the only ones together and they're annoyed by Rennie. Sara thinks Rennie is so cool at the beginning, but Rennie doesn't really like her. After a while Rennie, Elijah, and Tory become best friends and ever include Sara. One day while at their grandparents they s ...more
Darin Johnston
Jun 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a favorite read aloud of mine many years ago, yet the story itself has aged well.

Tory, the quiet older sister, and Sara, the more outgoing sister, travel from Wisonsin to their grandparents' farm in Illinois. As Sara pines for her friends back home, Tory develops a closer relationship with their cousins, Oren and Elijah. Over the summer, the supernatural is introduced into the story as a young boy begins to appear in the remains of the old family house. It adds a chill to the story and
Nov 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
Rimwalkers is a refreshingly effortless book to read. Whether it’s because it’s set enough years away that the bustle of modern society and Facebook and every teen having a cellphone takes one away, or Grove’s writing in general, Rimwalkers was accessible and not overly complex. It was a little strange, to be honest, reading about teens getting up at 4:30 in the morning to do farm chores willingly and no mention of email whatsoever. You could tell the book was written in 93 by the small things - ...more
Melissa Hurtado
A good book to read. The Book is call Destiny Vicki Grove sixth grade Destiny is one juggling move of responsibility that she should have with her crazy step farther.Her good mother and crippled bother and they have no money.

Destiny teens struggle was with siblings variably and tree pressure and mostly off tern hardship . Destiny childhood was idylic she grow up in gillions prairie in one little room in the schoolhouse. Near a big house white house at was there grandparents. Destiny fought in h
Jan 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book!! It was a bit creepy but i get creeped pretty easy. And for people who say you wouldnt read this book because its old, well, let me tell you just cause it was written in 1993 the "oldness" of it doesnt go much farther than the cover. In other words... dont judge a book by its cover!(:
Annie Houska
Aug 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Rimwalkers was a very good book, it seemed to pull you in with mysterious events that happened throughout the book. I would recommend this book if you like a good story that takes place in the summer and has some mysteries.
Jul 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
What i learned from this book is you never know what moment might be your last. Some of my books look boring... but get past the title and cover and read it... all my books start getting really cool.
Feb 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
love this book.It is a child's book.(i got it at a book fair in jr high)but I still find it a great read.
Annie Carbutt
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Such a classic, gripping novel. I always finish reading this by having a good cry. Wonderful, deep characters and chilling suspense.
Mar 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
It was a very good book.
Kristine Brown
May 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite childhood book. I have read this book many times over, and still read it in my thirties. The simple Americana life is what drew me in and kept me hooked!
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Vicki Grove lives in a 100-year-old farmhouse on a few acres of land outside of Ionia, Missouri (pop. 118). Her son and daughter, Michael and J.D., attend college, and her husband Mike is a music teacher and directs a bell choir. They have lots of cats and a goldfish pond teeming with bossy, headstrong goldfish. Sharing the pond with that rambunctious crew is one gentle red-eared turtle, Yertle. B ...more
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