I’ve come across this book on many of my library adventures. I wasn’t sure why I was so resistant to reading it, but I must have sensed something: I’m giving this book only 2 out of 5 stars.
And you know what? I’m still trying to pinpoint what I didn’t like about it. Perhaps it is partially because I can’t decide what genre it falls into? Or maybe it is the fact that everything happened too fast towards the end. Suddenly, everything fell into place, and not like they would in a well-crafted story. More like when a toddler tries to cram puzzle pieces in where they don’t fit. So much about the plot just felt too convenient and at time, unrealistic.
Don’t get my wrong. The book still had its endearing moments, like the descriptions of Chloe’s sandwiches and the nicknames “Oldsey” and “Oldgret.” But would I recommend it to a friend? Probably not, which gives it a 2 star rating on my scale.