Bound To Stay Bound

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 Like a river glorious (Gold seer trilogy)
 Author: Carson, Rae

 Publisher:  Greenwillow Books, (2016)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 406 p., map, 21 cm

 BTSB No: 194954 ISBN: 9780062242945
 Ages: 13-17 Grades: 8-12

 Adventure fiction

Price: $21.46

Book 2--Leah Westfall and friends have arrived in California to make their fortunes in the Gold Rush. Her murderous uncle kidnaps Lee and forces her to find gold deep in his mine, revealing the extent of Lee's talents, as well as secrets of her past, the exploitation and near-slavery of mine workers, and the strength of Lee's true friendships. Sequel to Walk On Earth A Stranger.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.00
   Points: 15.0   Quiz: 185114
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 9-12
   Reading Level: 4.70
   Points: 23.0   Quiz: 69953

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (08/15/16)
   Booklist (11/15/16)
 The Hornbook (00/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 11/15/2016 In the second volume of Carson’s fantasy historical fiction Gold Seer’s trilogy, Leah Westfall has teamed up with Jefferson, Becky, Tom, and the others as they trek across the country to finally settle in California. Together they form a town—Glory, California—and begin to mine the area for gold. But Leah is never free of the worry that her uncle Hiram will track her down and force her to use her “witchy” powers to make him wealthy. Carson paints a sober picture of America’s gold rush, one in which Native American, Chinese, and black people are abused and enslaved to make white settlers wealthy. There are subtle—and not so subtle—references to racial and gender prejudices, women’s rights (or lack thereof), and unspeakable violence. This is also a celebration of great courage, the ability of people to come together as family, and the healing power of love. The exciting, sweet, and satisfying ending is probably only temporary, however, as the final book in the trilogy is forthcoming. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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