Friday, June 28, 2013

Review: One Came Home

One Came Home 
by Amy Timberlake

Book Description:
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 enjoyed Georgie's story a lot more than I had thought I would.  I was worried the whole book was going to be about pigeons. Ugh.  No, this book is about a girl who can shoot a thumb right off a man and uses her spunk to track down the sister that everyone believes is dead. 

Georgie was pretty awesome.  She's a girl who speaks her mind, she's smart, and she shoots a gun better than most men. In fact, I loved reading about her at fourteen and I would love to read a follow-up book when she's a couple of years older. I think things could get really interesting in Georgie's life when she's around eighteen. 

Historical fiction fans, western fans, adventure fans, mystery fans I would recommend this book to all of you. 

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