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It's her mother's crazy idea: a trip to Texas to save the buffalo. Amanda Guthridge just wants to ride horses with her boyfriend Philip and plan her coming-out party.


But suddenly they're facing alligators, rattlesnakes, and stampeding buffalo on the Texas-Oklahoma frontier with David Talltree, the half-Comanche cowboy who thinks she can't even ride!


So she challenges him to a horse race, no-holds-bared. He's handsome, arrogant, and much too self-assured -- and she's determined to won. She expects adventure. But she hasn't planned on danger -- or romance...

Buffalo Gal

by Bill Wallace

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Overall Review:  

Buffalo Gal was one of my favorite books when I was young. So when I recently discovered it on my bookshelf, I had to see if it was as good as I remembered. Happily, I wasn't disappointed! 


Set in 1904, this delightful adventure opens with fifteen-year-old Amanda bemoaning how her summer has begun. She's stuck with her mother in the wild Texas frontier looking for some buffalo! Author Bill Wallace creates a strong female lead, a teenager who starts her journey a bit spoiled and impatient, but grows leaps and bounds by the end of the book. With a breathtaking horse race, intense buffalo stampede, crippling storm and a rattlesnake attack, the story's action never ends. Humor and a sweet romance will also make readers glad they gave Buffalo Gal a try. 

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Profanity/Language: None


Violence/Gore: An individual is hit in the nose; a buffalo gores a character's leg and a horse; a buffalo charges and hits two characters; a character shoots a buffalo.


Sex/Nudity: A few accounts of kissing and hand-holding; a reference to buffalo mating; a female's white shirt is described as being see-through.

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Animal activism 

Alcohol / Drug Use:  

A few characters smoke; it is implied that an adult will drink alcohol to numb the pain of receiving stitches.

Reviewed By Rachel
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