THESE IS MY WORDS: Nancy Turner: Regan Books/ HarperCollins: Fiction: 384 p.
This is the fictionalized diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 17, who goes from New Mexico to Texas and back, protecting her family with her rifle and her common sense. She recounts the trials and heartaches of settling the Arizona Territory but also the joys of life that helped her to keep going.
I just recently finished this book for the second time and I liked it just as much, if not more than the first time I read it. The spelling and grammer at the beginning of the book were very remedial but as the book progessed it became more refined. This book was a very quick read that would appeal to readers who enjoy stories full of historical fiction, romance, and adventure.