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Chasing Secrets by Gennifer Choldenko
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I really enjoyed this story about a headstrong girl living in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. Lizzie loves to help her father tend to his patients, and she longs to become a doctor as well, something that her Aunt Hortense just cannot abide. Girls are meant to be pretty and well-mannered, which is why she is sent to Miss Barstow's School. But when there is suspicion about a possible plague outbreak in Chinatown, no one believes it, but Lizzie knows something is definitely wrong.

This was a very atmospheric read - I could easily visualize the setting. I really enjoyed Lizzie as a character and seeing her and her Aunt learn to understand each other was really heartwarming.

I also thought the commentary about the plague and why so many chose to believe it wasn't happening was very relevant. People never change I suppose.

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Reading Progress

February 4, 2020 – Shelved
February 4, 2020 – Shelved as: to-read
July 6, 2020 – Started Reading
July 7, 2020 –
page 92
31.94%
July 8, 2020 –
page 128
44.44%
July 10, 2020 – Shelved as: byl-reads
July 10, 2020 – Finished Reading

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