I'm a gal who was actually named after Laura Ingalls and didn't like the books. My mother loved them and the TV show but I couldn't process how demanding and unrelatable the main character was. I took more the Little Women and other books. Nonetheless I always loved books about pioneers and going west. When I found this book about the Little House from another point of view I gave it a shot. I loved Caroline's character, the description of her thoughts and feelings. It's more mature than the Little House books and focuses more on the seriousness of the journey. I highly recommend it!