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Book Review of Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie : The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell, 1847 (Dear America)

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Helpful Score: 2

I read this book several years ago and most of the highlights are still pretty clear in my mind. This was when I first found out why Pepto Bismol first tasted like flavored chalk or charcoal. (The scene where the main character feeds an alleged parsnip to a couple of teenage boys.) However, I don't know that I would advise anyone I know to read this book as some of the themes are more intense than most early teenagers can understand. A sixteen to eighteen year old could probably understand the content and intensity the best.