Julie Lawson. Where the
River Takes Me
The main character is long, brown, wavy haired Jenna Sinclair who lives in
the year of 1849 and she has traveled from Fort Edmonton to Fort Colvile to
Staines school, which is in Fort Victoria. Jenna lives in Fort Edmonton with
her aunt Grace because her mother died when Jenna was three and her father
died getting trampled by a buffalo. But then, Jenna's aunt gets married to
Rory Kennedy the blacksmith. They have to move away from their friends and
family to Fort Colvile for uncle Rory's work. Shortly after they arrive
Jenna goes off to school for the year. What adventures is Jenna going to go
through? You'll find out because this whole book is Jenna's diary!
First, I liked how the author put things in the book that would have
happened in the eighteen hundreds; like having to go days away just to get
to school or having teachers that strap you. Also I liked how Jenna was
adventurous and was always getting into trouble from going too far away from
school. Thirdly, I like how Jenna wanted to write her own book and have Rev.
Staines or Mr. Cavendish as the villain, and trick them. Or she wanted the
hero to be Radish, or at one time Mr. Cavendish. Next, I liked how at the
end of the book there was a lot of information about the eighteen hundreds
like the fur war or the Hudson Bay Company and that the book said what
happened the rest of Jenna's life. Lastly, I liked how the cover has a
picture of the main character and that the pages are cut to look frayed, as
in all the Dear Canada books.
This page was last updated on June 24, 2009 by the KIWW Webmaster.