Trouble by Gary D Schmidt Book Summary

Cover of the book, TroubleSummary of “Trouble” by Gary D. Schmidt

Trouble is a beautiful book that captures pain and forgiveness perfectly. Henry’s dad always told him that if he built his house far from trouble, trouble would never find him. Readers quickly learn that that is wrong.


Within the first couple of chapters, Henry’s brother is killed in a car accident while a Cambodian immigrant, Chay was behind the wheel. Henry decides that the only was to avenge his brother’s death was to climb the mountain Katahdin with his best friend Sanborn.


In a crazy turn of events, Chay helps them along their journey. Along the way Henry learns that not everything is what is seems.