Monday, September 24, 2018

Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Walk on Earth a Stranger
by Rae Carson [eBook and downloadable audio only]

Lee Westfall has a carefully guarded secret; she can sense gold. Whether it is gold buried in the ground, surrounded by stone, or her mother’s locket, she can point directly to it. This ability has allowed her family to survive, even when times are tough. She enjoys life with her parents, even if she is picked on by all the girls at school. Lee knows that if anyone knew her ability, they may attempt to use her gift for themselves. Sure enough, the secret that Lee and her parents have carefully guarded slips out, and now Lee must fight against those who would try to use her for their own purposes. Lee joins the many others headed west in the California Gold rush, in an attempt to escape and to make a new life for herself.

There were a few times that the storyline moved a little slowly, but this was a fresh take on the California Gold Rush.

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Recommended by Marie P.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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