Who hasn’t heard of this book, the Newbery medal winner of 2011, by Clare Vanderpool? That should be enough to convince you to read it. But just in case, here’s a little something to get you started. Abilene Tucker is sent to live in her father Gideon’s childhood home when he goes to work on a railroad job. She can’t wait to find the mark he left on the town. But where is that mark? Abilene is disappointed when she can’t seem to dig up anything about it. But there are the perks and thrills of her new home-the exciting search for the old spy from war days, the Rattler, and Miss Sadie’s Divining Parlor, on the Path to Perdition. It is there that Abilene hears old stories of the last generation, and the town’s old days. If you ask me, this book is certainly worthy of the Newbery Medal, seeing as it’s written magnetically, and has the kind of story that would drag in all fans of mystery and historical fiction, and some who aren’t. So, please take my advice, and GET THIS BOOK.