I love American Girl although I know the prices are HIGH!! I bought my oldest one for Xmas when she was 4 1/2 yrs old and she LOVED her, I made sure she knew she was a very special doll that had to be taken care of and played with and loved but she could not drag her around and throw her on the ground. For a 4yr old she was GREAT with her. My 3yr old wanted one so bad that I bought one for her with her b-day money her grandparents sent her. The dolls are now a little over a year old and still cherished. They have been to American Girl in Chicago 3 times now and love taking their dolls but understand that they are special dolls. Now on the Our Generation dolls I purchased one for my daughters best friend who really wanted one,
the hair was really crappy, and we took her to American Girl and they do not do non american girl dolls hair. I do buy their clothes when they are on sale and have purchased other Our Generation accessories but I really was not impressed with the doll itself. The quality of the dolls are different but you get what you pay for. That said though if your not sure she would like the doll I would get the Our Generation doll to see if she likes her. And check E-Bay for American Girl dolls sometimes you can get great deals there
Ill check to see if I have pics of the dolls.