Ride the River Book Summary and Study Guide

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A young teen girl finds out she inherited a sum of money from a distant relative. She lives in the American West and far away from the city where she has to go to collect the money. After meeting with a lawyer and running into trouble, she is off with a great sum of money. On her travel back to her family ranch she is followed by a group of men who were hired to get
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The review of this Book prepared by Justin Mitchell

Echo Sackett lives up to her family's reputation - she is smart, good with a gun and bold when the cause is just. She is the only one in her family able to head to Philadelphia to collect an inheritance. Once there, Echo realizes that James White, a conniving lawyer, is out to get her inheritance. Mr. White has a group of ruthless killers working for him and they will stop at nothing to get Echo's money. With inheritance in hand, Ms. Sackett must travel home to the Tennessee mountain country while trying to stay one step ahead of the killers. Her family needs the money and all she has to thwart the gunmen are her wits, her pistol and the help of the handsome Dorian Chantry. With that arsenal, the odds look pretty good for the pretty heroine!
The review of this Book prepared by Lucy Johnson

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 40% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899    -   american wild west Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Western    -   Yes Story primarily about    -   attacked on ride through the West

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Midwest

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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