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Bo at Iditarod Creek: 04/08/18
Bo at Iditarod Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill is the sequel to Bo at Ballard Creek. Bo and her brother are the adopted children of a pair of men living in Alaska.
There's not a lot of conflict or drama in this book and frankly that's a good thing. So many books aimed at tweens are thinly disguised messages on how to solve certain kinds of problems: bullying, peer pressure, homelessness, divorce, death of parent, death of a friend. Granted these types of stories are important but it's also nice to have an option to escape from the life lessons for something quieter.
Basically this story is of the family of four moving from their houseboat to a mining town. It's a glimpse of rural life in Alaska in the days when it was a territory. It's the story of the wilderness and the oddballs who are drawn to such a remote place.