Trouble at Fort Lapointe (American Girl History Mysteries #7)
Suzette Choudoir has spent each of her twelve summers at La Pointe Island on Lake Superior, where Ojibwe people camp by the French fur-trade fort. It is 1732 and if her papa wins the trappers' competition, the prize will let him stay with his Ojibwe family year-round instead of wintering in far-off Montréal...more
Things start off bad when the canoes he and Suzette are transporting the furs in leak after someone sabotages them. Things get worse when her father is suspected of stealing some furs and it looks like their entire family could end ...more
I thought it was really good. It was simple, but not dumbed down or anything. And it was a really interesting time and place to read about! I quite enjoyed it. The mystery was good, too, and was wrapped up well. The ending felt very complete, which is great in such a story. I didn't see that ending coming--which for me, makes it all the better. It was fresh, original.
(That's all I can come up with for right now. It doesn't totally sum up my feelings, but ...more
I began writing stories when I was maybe 10 or 11. At 15 I wrote my first novel; I sold my first novel to a publisher 20 years later! Writing ...more