Reviewed by Katherine O. (age 9)
I like the way Alison Hart built suspense in this book. For example, when Molly was hiding in a locker room that said "Private for the Mechanic Dave," Dave suddenly walked in! What will happen? You'll have to read the book to find out. I love how the author made Molly so brave as a character. For example, when Molly snuck out to ride to the airfield alone, she knew the F.B.I. would be there and she might get caught. However, she goes anyway. I also like the way Alison Hart described things. For example, when Molly's grandmother was picking green beans, instead of writing that her hands were green and she was sweating, she wrote "her fingers were stained green and sweat trickled from under the brim of her straw hat. Alison Hart is a great descriptive writer.
I would recommend this book to fourth and fifth grade girls because it is from the American Girl series. However, it is not one of those easy reads; it is mystery chapter book for slightly older girls. It's a suspenseful adventure. You will never put it down.