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Highland Fling - Kathleen Ernst Should have been called "Highland Hissy Fit." Snarky 15 year old resents parents divorcing and her mom and younger sister getting involved with the Highland Games and their Scottish heritage. After a disastrous flub of the Sword Dance she refuses to dance again and concentrates on creating a video about how the Highland Games don't reflect reality. This means she spends the better part of the weekend being an obnoxious brat, alternating between sulking and offending people who are trying to be nice to her. Personally, I think she should have been introduced to what the Scots call a "tawse," it certainly would have changed her behavior in a hurry.

Would have only given this ** but gave the extra star because the author provided a lot of background information on the Highland Games, the rivalries between some clans, Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Battle of Culloden, etc.