by Kallie, May 25, 2005 12:38 PM
A well-written, non-glamorized Oregon trail story told by seventeen-year old Lovisa, who can't wait to get started on the adventure of a lifetime. A Heart for Any Fate is based on the real King family who settled in Oregon after barely surviving the infamous Meeker shortcut. Many places in Portland and western Oregon are named for them. This book won the Oregon Book Award for Young Adult Literature.