Reviewed by Molly S. (age 11)
I thought the book was unique because it tells you about history and the time of 1845-1846 in California. It is like the other books by the same author because she writes it in the form of a diary. It reminds me of another book called, "Esperanza Rising", because she is also from California, in about the same time as Maria.
I recommend the book because it tells about her emotions and feelings. I recommend this book for fourth graders and up. Once you start reading it, you won't stop until the end!