This is a great story. Tally, a 13-year-old from England accompanies her father to travel the world after the death of her mother. Wearing the pendant her mother always wore, she discovers it houses an ancient angel who helps guide the wearer toward intelligence and reasoned judgement. It’s a good thing too, because Tally is a brave girl who can’t sit idly by when she learns that children are being stolen in the city she is staying in. She’ll need every bit of that smarts and reason to tackle some serious bad guys and and have the courage to seek justice for them.
This is a fun book with lots to keep the reader entertained. Anyone who’s been an underestimated kid will be rooting for Tally and cheering for her success. That’s not to say she isn’t scared – of course she is! But she chooses to act anyways, which is the mark of a true hero.