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I'd give this 2.5 stars. Something about this story bothered me but I can't quite figure out what. Maybe it's that I hadn't read the first book. This one could stand alone, but there's a lot of focus on M and I just didn't feel like her character was developed enough here. It was often hard to understand why she reacted the way she did and maybe reading the first story, which focused on her, would have clarified things. The third friend, Nicki, is pretty much a shell character here though the ending makes clear her story is coming in the next book. Three best friends are devastated when M discovers that her family is moving. The three come up with a plan for M to move in with Ariel and her family to finish the school year and delay their pain. This seems like a great plan but ends up causing problems in their relationship. On the plus side, I can't wait to make some of the recipes!
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful: Great mystery for Kaya fans., February 24, 2005 Kaya and her band of Nez Perce Indians have settled into their winter home in the Salmon River Country, and are preparing for the upcoming winter Spirit Dances. One day, two of Kaya's cousins find an injured young woman lost in the wilderness. They bring her back to the village. Kaya names the stranger Hawk Woman, and is determined to reach her. But Hawk Woman refuses to communicate and seems lost in her own world, and Kaya's beloved dog, Tatlo, seems to have abandoned Kaya for this strange woman. Kaya is worried that Hawk Woman may want to harm them, and so she decides to try and find out where the woman has come from, and why she was all alone. This is good historical mystery that fans of the American Girls Collection, in particular those that are special fans of Kaya, are sure to enjoy. It's a longer, more detailed story than the other American Girls Collection books, so readers who are beginning to outgrow the regular books will appreciate the added length. It can also be enjoyed by girls who haven't read other American Girls books but who love historical mysteries. I really enjoyed this book, and I look forward to reading the other books in the new American Girls mystery series.