Behind the Masks

Behind the Masks

The Diary of Angeline Reddy

Book - 2012
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In the "wild west" of an 1880s California gold-mining town, Angeline investigates the supposed murder of her father, a famous criminal lawyer, who she and her mother are certain is still alive. Includes historical notes and instructions for making a mask from muslin.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780545304375
0545304377
Characteristics: 293 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm

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TheresaAJ
Oct 17, 2016

Angeline Reddy's beloved Papa has been killed by a knife stab to the back in the 1880 gold-mining town of Bodie, California. As Angie and her mother struggle with the death, other events in this wild frontier impact their lives. Using the gothic-like language of the 19th century, Angie and her friend Ling Loi Wing solve a mystery, witness an armed standoff, and see an unmasking, an election, and heroism. The author weaves historical facts about Bodie with fictional characters to create a vivid portrait of characters often used viewed as stereotypes -- soiled doves, respectable women, law enforcement, robbers, miners, and Chinese laborers. Period photographs of Bodie round out this fast-moving novel.

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Lori2486E
Jul 10, 2016

Didn't like this book much. It had good potential with the story line but the author had so much going on and was hard to follow. Definitely wasn't the best dear America book I've read.

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Expectations
Jul 24, 2014

I consider this book one of my favorites of the 43 book Dear America series. I love the excitement and mystery. I highly recommend this book! This book does ramble on some parts, but do not people ramble in their own diaries? I know I do.

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adrianavafu
Nov 13, 2013

95% of the book is rambling, and hardly and fun. Too confusing. DONT waste your time reading this

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Lori2486E
Jul 10, 2016

Lori2486E thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Jul 24, 2014

Expectations thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 16

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