Synopsis (from Amazon):
"A sheltered girl. A wild horse. An unforgettable journey.
Maya lives like a captive. At Grandmother's house in California, everything is forbidden: friends, fun, even memories. And her life is built on lies: lies Grandmother tells her about her dead mother, lies Maya tells to impress or manipulate. But then she moves to the vast Wyoming wilderness where her mother's family awaits - kind, rugged people who have no tolerance for lies. They challenge Maya to confront the truth about who she is. And a mysterious mustang called Artemisia waits, too. She holds the key to Maya's freedom. But to find it, Maya will have to risk everything, including her life."
Why We'd Recommend It: I read this book so long ago, I hardly remember it. What I do remember, however, is that it was my all-time favorite book for over three years. When I finished it, I just hugged the book to my chest and rocked back and forth, sad that it was over. Pam Munoz Ryan is probably my favorite author, and this book certainly doesn't disappoint. It's written beautifully, has a powerful, moving, exciting storyline, has incredible, memorable characters, and has that lasting affect on whoever reads it. Truly a special book, one that I will never forget.