Just as a magnolia tree expresses dignity and suggests perseverance, adventurous sixteen-year-old Magnolia Holden perseveres with dignity and strives to be perfect in everything she does. An exciting summer lies ahead of Magnolia. She's taking flying lessons to earn her private pilot certificate, she's working as a junior ranger at the state park, she's going to Costa Rica to help her mother on an archeological dig, and she's horseback riding with her best friend, Rainy.But sometimes unexpected things can happen'things like her mother's dig changing locales and she can't go. Or Rainy falling for a student pilot, Ross, who tells Magnolia that she's the one he wants to be with. Things like working at the park and discovering something that may threaten the bears. Because of Magnolia's passion for flying and her quest to be perfect in everything, she develops a fierce competition with Ross and wants to get her pilot certificate before him, which causes her to lose sight of why she wants to fly: to help the environment and the bears.
Manzanita Falls Publishers