Written by Sandy Frances Duncan, Cariboo Runaway is a story about a young girl named Elva, who runs away with her little brother Tim, from their home Victoria to find their missing father, who promised gold and a better future for their family. On their adventure, they encounter  various people, some who were kind and some who wanted to kill them. Will Elva and Tim make it through their journey and find their missing father, or will they not?

Cariboo Runaway is historical fiction, taking place in the gold rush period that happened in BC. I would rate this book a 3/5 as it was very boring. I wouldn’t recommend this book at all.