I decided to read this book for nostalgic reasons. I read this book and the 3rd book in the series in middle school, but it was out of print so I coul..Show More »d never complete the series. I still enjoy the story, very heartwarming and a good message of friendship, teamwork, and perseverance. It's especially a good read for young women because the story features strong female characters and focuses on a young woman trying to save her best friend instead of the usual romantic storyline. The only thing I wasn't super keen on was the narrator. She wasn't terrible, but I think sometimes it was hard to tell which characters were talking and there were awkward pauses in the middle of paragraphs.