"The book’s storytelling voice means it feels written as Ada herself would have told it to her friends, looking back. The danger, at the hands of men as well as animals, makes the story feel authentic as well as exciting... Ada and her friends travel through a real, living society with politics, power struggles, traitors and heroes... As well as reading it for pleasure, it can be used to support primary history teaching.”
Megaphone Write, Book Reviews Blog
"This is a gripping adventure story that offers something fresh and original to the middle grade historical fiction market."
Books For Topics
"A riveting historical adventure… as much about friendship and loyalty and the bonds of family as a quest for identity."
Books for Keeps, Children's Fiction magazine
"When reading this book, you become completely absorbed into the culture of the West African people … because the story is rich and gripping."
The Reading Zone Book Reviews