I prefer true stories, and this to me way surpasses the sort of concocted magic and adventure of a Harry Potter type book.
It's a very elevating tale too. There is controversy, with hindsight, expressed in the introduction and later, (by Jane Jacobs) - should she have taught natives at all or should Uncle Sam have left well alone.
Personally I think some Amercians were a bad influence, or should I say greedy, weak, hedonistic and lousy, and some, like Hannah Breece weren't. I came out truly admiring her awesome and formidable character.
She has an astonishing sense of humour, and I found myself laughing in amazement at it, given the circumstances in which she found it. There is also a beautiful sense of humility, to her place in the scheme of things, which many Americans never seem to express. (or experience.)
This is 1 of my favourite books ever. It is usually matter of fact but there are here and there the odd poetic and fanciful turns of phrase or descriptions, which I loved.
A book to treasure.