rating: 4 of 5 stars
The only problem I had with this book is a problem I have with many juvenile books: the characters don’t act their age.
The main character in this book is supposed to be 11. Really? She’s already done things that people twice her age have done. Come on. What the author seems to want to do is write a great story (which she did) that has older characters. BUT, for some reason, she feels compelled to make the characters younger. The problem is that you’re going along with the great story and then, when age is mentioned, you’re pulled right out by a cold blast of reality. And you think, no way could an 11 year old do these things! It completely ruins the magic of the book.
If you forget that minor detail, the book rocks.