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Parents' Guide to

Gold Rush Girl

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Great characters, perilous adventures in historical tale.

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Avi brings the Gold Rush to life in a tale of a book-loving, adventure-craving teen escaping a bleak future as a proper young lady in 1848 New England by stowing away on a ship to San Francisco. Gold Rush Girl Tory is an appealing hero, independent-minded and determined to go her own way, but also determined and brave in looking out for her loved ones. A few plot developments may be a bit too convenient, and some readers may not love Tory's fondness for using every big word she ever learned, but there's plenty to cheer in a fast-moving tale full of atmospheric description, historic detail, and swashbuckling adventure.

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