Their lives couldn’t be more different, but Emmie can’t help liking Bertha Schippan. She’s funny and knowing and wild, and she distracts Emmie from the monotony of farm life in their tiny, isolated community. But, as Emmie soon discovers, Bertha has secrets. Terrible secrets.
This heartbreaking story is based on a real crime that took place more than a century ago, capturing headlines all around Australia.
A Girl Like Me is a fascinating read and would make a wonderful classroom novel study selection. Teaching notes, for this beautiful historical novel (written by Dr. Susan LaMarca) can be downloaded free HERE.