I bought this book for my daughter, and i decided to read it also. It was an enjoyable old time story. and very satisfying to read. After reading it yo feel like you know mae! this is especially true if you are a former TOMBOY!a must read for young girls and old moms!this is definatly a girls book. But my son enjoyed it also! as he has to deal with a sister and he kinda understands her better now!