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Lad of Mettle

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Lad of Mettle is a thrilling tale of perseverance, bravery, and the power of friendship. The protagonist, Tom Vernon, faces numerous challenges and obstacles throughout the story, but his determination and courage never waver. Nat Gould does an excellent job of painting a vivid picture of the harsh realities of life in the Australian outback, while also showcasing the resilience and strength of the human spirit.

The character development in Lad of Mettle is exceptional, with each character feeling fully fleshed out and realistic. Tom's friendships with the other characters in the book feel genuine and heartwarming, adding an emotional depth to the story. The pacing of the book is perfect, with just the right amount of action and suspense to keep the reader engaged.

Overall, Lad of Mettle is a captivating read that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Nat Gould's writing is engaging and immersive, making it easy to get lost in the world of the story. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a gripping and well-written tale of adventure and friendship.

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When Edgar Foster came to Redbank School he was sixteen, small for his age, but muscular and active. Alumni of the school included accomplished athletes, decorated military men, members of the diplomatic service and churchmen. What does the future hold for young Edgar? One thing he knows -- it will involve adventure. - Summary by Lynne Thompson

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