I typically don't give books a five out of five, but I think that this book really deserved it! Streams to the River, River to the Sea is a beautifully-written book by Scott O'Dell, the author of the famous Island of the Blue Dolphins. In this book, O'Dell brings hardships, love, and triumph all into the same book. I truly loved it.
The book is about Sacagawea, a Shoshone Indian that helped Lewis and Clark on their expedition in the west. After being captured by another tribe, she is forced to marry a French fur trader, who abuses her. Lewis and Clark arrive at the tribe, and Sacagawea is given a chance to travel with them, and help them with their journey. Throughout the book, she falls in love with William Clark, or at least she thinks she does. The ending is so incredibly sad, yet appropriate for this book in particular. I read this book in seventh grade, but anyone of any age should read it. It is truly a classic.