I wish I’d reviewed this closer to actually reading it, because it’s an excellent book and deserves a thoughtful review. In short, I loved it so much more than I expected – I even read the optional bridge sections, although I can’t say I always understood them. I loved the narrative style and thought it was perfect for the story, and the characters were just perfect.
The plot took turns I wouldn’t have predicted, and this was mostly successful – there was one thing in the resolution of the story that I enjoyed at the time, but didn’t quite seem to fit in retrospect, and that one plot element is really the only thing holding me back from giving this five stars.
I picked it up when it made SLJ’s Battle of the Kids’ Books this spring.
Source: my public library system