Nine year old Maple and her ten year old sister Dawn set out on an action-packed adventure to find a mystical pool with healing properties. Their baby sister Lily was born premature and is in the hospital struggling for life. They believe the water will help heal her. During their adventure they meet a bear, a skunk, a beaver, poachers and have to survive terrible rapids on the river.
I like books about girls with spunk and these girls had spunk. It is nice to read an adventure book with girl characters surviving in the woods. I also liked both Maple and Dawn and their relationship. As someone with sisters I thought it was spot on. They fight and argue and don’t like each other but in the end they are family and look out for each other. I was never really sure what time period this book was set in; could be modern times could be anytime in the recent past. I liked that aspect of the book. It made it feel timeless in a way. I did think the girls’ adventures was a little preposterous. There were just too many obstacles and dangers. But overall I liked the book and the girls. It was a great read and a different twist on the adventure novel.