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No Way Back (My Story: Girls)

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The riveting true story of thirteen-year-old Mary Wade – one of the first and youngest British convicts to be transported to Australia. Raised in the slums of eighteenth century London, Mary is sentenced to death for a petty theft at the age of just eleven. While she is shut up in Newgate prison awaiting execution, her sentence is commuted to transportation to an Australia ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 5th 2012 by Scholastic
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Annick
Nov 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
“No Way Back” by Valerie Wilding is a novel based on a true story set in 1789 and is presented as the diary of a girl convict.

It is about a poor English girl called Mary Wade who makes a mistake and steals some clothes and ends up in the filthiest prison of London where she is awaiting death by hanging. However her sentence is later changed and she is sent in a huge ship to Australia as a prisoner, where she begins a new life.

Mary Wade is a kind and helpful girl as even as she stole, it was ou
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Rebecca
Eleven-year-old Mary Wade is the oldest of seven children in a poor family living in London in 1789. Her father is usually away working, leaving her mother to care for the children alone. There is never enough money, and they are often cold and hungry. One day, hoping to help her mother, Mary makes a terrible decision that will change her life forever. With the help of her friend, Mary steals some clothing to sell. The next day, she is caught and arrested. At trial, she is convicted and sentence ...more
Abby
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. Love history and diaries this combination really works and is educational at the sane time. Great for me, about to take my SATS
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Feb 03, 2016 rated it liked it
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This book is one of the "My Story" books which are short "historical" books. It is about a young girl called Mary Wade who wants to get her mothers bible back by selling an item she stole from an 8-year old.
Piper
May 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Not my favourite book, but quite good for a My Story book.
Prina
Jun 28, 2012 added it
a very heart touching book for all good readers and i hope that whoever reads this book likes it very much

Rebecca
Sep 17, 2013 rated it liked it
pretty good book it was interesting
Reading-Girl2
Feb 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
It was sad at some points but overall well-written.
Jen
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another really interesting story
about the life of Mary Wade http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Wade
easy to read and hard to put down
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