Forword Reviews Staff Picks Review - Outcasts of River Falls
Forword Reviews Staff Picks
Reviewed by: Julie Eakin
A YA mystery about a mixed-heritage Canadian girl coming to terms with her identity beautifully rendered. And not a vampire in sight! After her father's death, young Kathryn must leave her comfortable home and upper-class school in Toronto to live with an aunt she's never met in rural River Falls, Alberta. When a shadowy Robin Hood figure knows as the Highwayman is framed for a crime he didn't commit, Kathryn and her aunt Belle use all their resources to prove his innocence -and challenge the deep-seated beliefs of an entire community. Set in the year 1901, this page-turner explores mixed identity and discovering one's full potential.