Engrossing and compelling and mildly suspenseful while I read it, this one didn’t have quite the same staying power as The Adoration of Jenna Fox. It would be an interesting one to reread right away, to see all the clues and foreshadowing for what they really are. The whole story is pretty tightly constructed and kept me guessing until just before the reveal. However, the characters don’t stick in my mind as much as the tone of the book. It’s full of improbably coincidences as the characters wish for one fair day, and it’s fun to see how things work out. Recommended to anyone who wants a YA book that’s a little quirky, a little realistic, with a line of suspense running through the story.
However, I don’t think it will be getting one of my votes come Mock Printz time. It’s a good book, but doesn’t stand out from the others on the list as being really distinguished.