Kristin O'Donnell Tubb has written a fast-paced middle grades adventure that will appeal to both boys and girls. There's so much to like about this book: Jalen is a smart heroine, and Tubb includes positive lessons that are sprinkled throughout the tale with such subtlety, young readers may not know they're learning anything as they read. The action scenes are continuous and written well, and the character descriptions are vivid.
Finally, I've been known to buy a book only for the cover in the past, and this one is gorgeous!
Tubb does a great job with an interesting topic, and middle school readers should be enthralled with the book.
Strong female protagonist