Tuesday, December 20, 2016

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake 
(Iowa Teen nominee 2016-2017)

Book description from Amazon.com...
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.

My 25 cents...I only picked this one up because it was on the Iowa Teen list.(I didn't think that I would like it since it was set in 1871 I was glad that I did though.)  Georgie is a head-strong girl with fierce determination to find her missing sister.  She believes in her heart that dead body is not her sister!  I found this story to be mysterious, as I was anxious to find out not only who the dead body actually was, but also what it was that made Georgie so sure that it wasn't her sister. If you are a mystery person, consider reading this one!