Roughing It - Scott Douglas

Roughing It

By Scott Douglas

  • Release Date: 2011-04-28
  • Genre: Humor
Score: 3.5
From 70 Ratings


Deep beneath the floors of every library is a secret few people know; here, in this unknown place of the library, are the books that pull the reader into another world, and show him what events inspired a writer to create a famous book.

Thomas Weaver, a boy just trying to write a report about the gold rush, has discovered the secret, and his life is forever changed. Thomas goes back to California, 1865 to discover the West that Mark Twain knew.

Thomas thought he would go back in time, talk to Twain, and then return to the real world. He quickly learns, however, that the book has other plans. He cannot return to the real world until he has experienced the West.

Along with his adventurous cousin, Will, Thomas sees firsthand a bank robbery, learns how to pan for gold, talks to drifters who left everything because they hoped to strike it rich, narrowly escapes death twice, and ultimately learns that there is more to the California Gold Rush than just gold.


  • Roughing It aka the beat book ever.

    By dherms718
    This book is called Roughing It and it was the best book I have ever read.
  • Nope

    By C Dubb44
    This books editing was treachery. I was too distracted by spelling and grammatical errors that I couldn't even get myself interested in the story line. This book is a read for adolescents.
  • Roughing it

    By Lorileaf
    This is a good story, a quick, easy read book. What I disliked was the numerous spelling errors, the misuse of homophones, and the grammatical errors. Obviously, no one proofread this book. Unfortunately, that took away from the enjoyment of reading the story.
  • Roughing It

    By Gamerfunk
    Enjoyed the story a lot, but there were frequent spelling and grammatical errors. Easy to just change words in my mind to what they should be, but just a bad example for inexperienced readers.