I love Young Adult books! Especially with a girl main character, many humorous lines and situations, and especially set in historical turn of the century times.
Sorta specific, right?
Amazingly, the two Maude March books by Audrey Couloumbis fit the bill perfectly. And they somehow made their way into my hands via the library. I devoured them quickly and then promptly bought my own copies so that my girls can read them someday.
Seriously, where were these when I was 10?
They’re about two sisters in the old west who happen to fall into some interesting situations at just the wrong times. It happens so often that people start to think the oldest is the one behind the crimes. It’s told in the perspective of the younger sister, who is 11. They are absolutely hilarious.
Eleven-year-old Sallie March is a whip-smart tomboy and voracious reader of Western adventure novels. When she and her sister Maude escape their self-serving guardians for the wilds of the frontier, they begin an adventure the likes of which Sallie has only read about. This time however, the “wanted woman” isn’t a dime-novel villian, it’s Sallie’s very own sister! What follows is not the lies the papers printed, but the honest-to-goodness truth of how two sisters went from being orphans to being outlaws—and lived to tell the tale!
The papers call Maude notorious. But 12-year-old Sallie knows her big sister didn’t do the things the stories say . . . not on purpose anyway. In fact, she and Maude have made a fresh start and are trying to live on the up-and-up. But just when the girls are settling into their new life, Maude is arrested—and before you can say “jailbreak,” the orphaned sisters are back on the run!
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