Having read the books when they came out and only just now collecting the dolls, Saba wasn't one I was really itching to get. I don't like her book as much as some of the others. I just started rereading it last night and the beginning is so hard to get through because she's an incredible coward. However, when I had the opportunity to buy her for $10, there was no way I was putting her off! From what I've seen, she's one of the pricier girls, though nowhere near Kathleen's level.
I was pleased to see how lovely her doll was.
Her hair ornament is my favorite detail.
While not as opulent as Cécile or Leyla, Saba is still finely dressed. She has three golden bracelets on each wrist and two matching anklets on each ankle. Her crisp white outfit contrasts nicely with the darker or more brightly colored outfits of the other girls.
Saba, like Leyla, is an unusual find. I have many historical series and she's the only Ethiopian girl, so points to GoML for uniqueness. One can get tired of reading about European girls all the time. Saba's a breath of fresh air, despite her book's little shortcomings.