This is a girl with imagination and tenacity, who will not let go! Forget her age (soon to become thirteen) she is as old as the hills and as wise as Methusaleh! When her imagination runs riot over an old kidnapping there is no stopping her. Would that modern day detectives had her single minded purpose and far view. She will get to the truth and along the way, charm not only you but the characters in the book. Emma is growing up, and I tremble at the adult she will become.