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Kitty Hawk was a great adventure read for young adult readers, which is the target audience. I only have one issue with that, there were a few instances of harsh language, especially one use of GD, which I have a very hard time seeing in a book intended for young readers. That and the print being very small makes it a little harder for reluctant readers to want to pick up and stick with the book are my only negatives.
Kitty is a very adventurous girl that I think can be a very good role model for young girls. Even though she is just out of high school, there are times that she seems a bit younger, maybe middle school age. I really liked the way things didn’t turn out how you would have expected. I don’t want to give much away, but I will say I enjoyed the relationship between Kitty and Charlie and his brothers. There were a few points where I wasn’t sure if things should have played out the way they did, but it was all quickly cleared up, just make sure to not give up and keep reading. There is enough mystery to keep the readers guessing and a nice history lesson about the area dealing with the gold rush. I really enjoyed the way the characters were so knowledgeable about their different areas, Kitty and flying, Charlie and so many other areas. Overall I really enjoyed this book, (minus the few harsh words), and will recommend it to mature young readers.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.
Mr. Reading offers you a look at the past and the present. She’s in an area close to the gold rush days of Alaska. He ties that into the story very successfully and the facts are good. Having read Yukon gold history in the past, what he offers is true look at how awful the conditions were everyone was trying to get there first.
Since Kitty has met several new friends in Alaska and she hears the tale of the boat that burned, blew up and sunk near an island. It was supposed to have a load of gold on it and many people are still trying to find that. When she sees men near the area, she wonders if they are looking for the gold. She should have left well enough alone.
This story flows well, Kitty is a good strong young lady who need all her skills and judgement to get out of the situation she’s in. As she travels with the band of brothers who captured her, she learns about Jack London and other Alaskan gold miners.
It kept my attention and made me wonder what the author would share with us next. It was a very good read and he gives you more reference information at the end of the story. If you haven’t heard of all this history, it should lead you to reading more. That’s a good thing. All in all, the story won’t bore you.
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As the synopsis says, Kitty Hawk is a great combination of Pipi Longstocking, Nancy Drew, and Amelia Earhart. Her character is adventurous, fun, and most girls that find themselves reading her stories will certainly enjoy themselves!
As I read this particular novel, I felt like it targeted an audience between the ages 10 to 13 or 14 even though the main character is much older (19 I believe), just because of how it is written and the way the storyline unfolds. Though I certainly enjoyed the story and know some much older teens and young adults who would also enjoy a clean adventure novel, so it depends entirely on the reader.
I really liked all of the history, geography, marine science and classic literature that was included! Because this novel takes place in the Yukon, where Jack London gathered his inspiration for his masterpieces, I was thrilled to be introduced to some history about one of my favorite authors as well as many other poets and writers.
There are some “high-school” references, such as “Toby broke my heart in the 9th grade” and different conversations that some parents may want to steer their tweens away from, but this is definitely a clean book overall. My only complaint is that God’s name was used in vain many many times throughout the entire book.
I give Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold 5 out of 5 stars and most definitely recommend it as some good reading material for the upcoming school year (home-schoolers’ *wink wink*)!
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