The book all starts when 16-year-old Hattie tries to prove up a claim for land on her own. She meets a wonderful neighboring family who help Hattie whenever she needs it. There is also a character named Traft Martin, a devious young man. On Hattie’s road to hopeful success in proving up her claim, Traft tries to stop her and Hattie’s neighboring family suddenly gets sick. Soon Hattie learns the true meaning of friendship and why life matters so much.
I loved this book because of the wonderful plot and the complicated characters. This book is realistic fiction. 10-16-year-olds should read this. If you liked this book, you would love The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman!
Thank you all and may peace be with you,
SH, The Avid Reader