A generous 3.
While I enjoyed the interactions between the characters, this was way heavy on the praying and God talk. Don't get me wrong, it's a Christian publisher and an author who writes only inspys, and I knew what I was getting into.
I found that if I skipped completely over the pages and pages of prayer, I liked the story and the characters. I wish this had been just a little more understated, because then I'd read more of the series, but unfortunately, I had a hard time believing that *everyone* that Kelly met (including a "random" teenage boy) had the same views and strength of conviction as she did.
This book does what it advertises, so it doesn't seem fair to grade it down, but I hated being conked over the head with the Jesus talk.