Monday, August 13, 2007

Garris, Rebekah. Whither thou goest, I will go.

Garris, Rebekah. Whither Thou goest, I will go. Publish America, 2005 [1-4137-8823-8]
Sixteen-year-old Ruth lives on a plantation in Alabama and shortly after the Civil War she finds out that she was adopted. She has a fight with her parents over it and runs away to find her birth family. Shortly after leaving the plantation, she meets a cowboy who helps her on her journey. Eventually she finds her older sister, Naomi and they both end up living on a ranch with two single, elderly ladies. One day, they even find their birth father. Can Ruth find happiness living away the family that raised her? Will ever be able to face they again after running away? This 174 page book is the second book written by a girl currently enrolled in our local County Community College. Although I would have liked to see the author explore some of the character elements a little deeper, it is a good read and I am sure kids interested in this era will enjoy it.


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