The Oregon Trail Diary of Willa Porter
by Andy Marino
Edited by Noa Wheeler
Cover Artist: Wesley Allsbrook
Review by Sam Tomaino
Date: 29 November 2013
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"The Oregon Trail Diary of Willa Porter" by Andy Marino -+- Willa is a young girl who because of some DISGRACE has lost her mother and father. On May 1, 1846, she sets out with her aunt, uncle and cousin as part of a wagon train bound to Oregon. At first she is contemptuous of this new family, but when a disaster befalls the travelers, she changes. Things get progressively more terrifying until a distinctly unsettling ending.