The novel Hard Gold, by AVI, is about a boy who wants to help save his family's farm in Iowa. He needs some Colorado gold to help save the family farm. This product is a reading journal to accompany the book. Each chapter has vocabulary and reading comprehension questions. It is also followed two short culminating writing activities. Two quizzes about the book are also included. This reading journal could be used as a class novel study, a small group novel study, or an individual novel study.