When someone steals the prize buckle of a junior bull-riding champion, amateur sleuth Kirsten Camarata sets her mind to solving the mystery. She takes part in a rodeo in order to get behind the scenes, and even though someone goes to extreme measures to prevent her from doing so, her detective skills pay off as she uses her brains to piece together clues and solve the mystery.
Catholic girl fun: the faith embedded in an intriguing adventure for young girl readers!
Posted by The Walton Chicks on 16th Jan 2016
What a refreshingly witty read! My girls and I have thoroughly enjoyed the (mis)adventures of Kirstie and her friends. Every time we sit to read a chapter, my 9 year old wants to start over at the beginning because the opening scene of the book is hysterical. As a rodeo family, the "hors-ey" aspects of the book are authentic and portray western life and culture well, and the Catholicity is inherent and subtle, as easy as breathing. Many thanks to Claudia McAdam for a great Catholic book for our younger kiddos. We look forward to the next ride!
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Apr 2014
By Novel Teen on June 18, 2010
Review by Jill Williamson
Kirsten and her family travel to Redstone for her dad's work. The rodeo is in town, and it seems that everyone they meet is taking part in the competitions. Kirsten makes friends with a cute boy named Scott. She and her family are visiting his ranch when he discovers that his championship belt buckle has been stolen. Kirsten offers to help find who took it.
This was a really cute story. The characters were fun to read about, and I didn't see the end coming. There was friendship, humor, action, and a mystery to solve. A fun mystery story for young girls to read.