Thursday, December 27, 2012
Quick Review: One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
In the town of Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things: her uncanny aim with a rifle and her habit of speaking her mind plainly.
But when Georgie blurts out something she shouldn't, her older sister Agatha flees, running off with a pack of "pigeoners" trailing the passenger pigeon migration. And when the sheriff returns to town with an unidentifiable body—wearing Agatha's blue-green ball gown—everyone assumes the worst. Except Georgie. Refusing to believe the facts that are laid down (and coffined) before her, Georgie sets out on a journey to find her sister. She will track every last clue and shred of evidence to bring Agatha home. Yet even with resolute determination and her trusty Springfield single-shot, Georgie is not prepared for what she faces on the western frontier.
I'm not usually keen on historical fiction, but something drew me to this book. I am not sure what but whatever it is I want to thank it This was a great MG (middle grade) read. I really liked Georgie from the start. She's headstrong, outspoken, and utterly devoted. She won't stop til she knows the truth. I like that in a young female protagonist. This is a well written, clean (no sex or vulgarity) story that mixes history and fiction together to make a great story that kept me reading until the very end.
This would be a great read for a young reader who shows an inkling for history or adventure.
***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.***