Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth, Pittsfield Youth, West Youth
"A Borzoi Book."
In 1871 Wisconsin, thirteen-year-old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are found wearing the dress she was last seen in, and before the end of the year gains fame as a sharpshooter and foiler of counterfeiters.
I liked this a lot but found the resolution too convenient and pat. Without giving anything away, there's a big switcheroo at the end that cuts the legs out from the impressive emotional depths reached earlier in the novel. Highly recommended for young Western fans (even if this native Oregonian questions whether Wisconsin is "the West"), especially those interested in a strong female protagonist. Georgie is a great character and one I really liked spending time with. Her voice really came alive on the page. I bet an audiobook would be fantastic. OCH reminded me of books I loved as a kid and I hope kids find it and like it too.