"A fun mystery story about developing friendships and leadership qualities"
(Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
I gave this book a 5-star rating because it's compelling to keep reading once you begin
In the first part of the book, the way that Maddie developed her deep friendship with Sam brought tears to my eyes. As the story evolved, I really liked the Alice in Wonderland feel and the challenges put in front of Maddie at every turn. As she overcomes her fear, Maddie meets each of the challenges, displaying leadership qualities such as confidence, empathy, and courage.. Though book was probably written for 8-12 yr olds, it's enjoyable for all age groups - because it is a story that can be enjoyed at face value (solving a mystery), but can also be enjoyed as a book about values and purpose.