‘”We’re sinking!” she exclaimed.
“Actually, we’re diving,” said Wilmot. “It’s like sinking, but on purpose.”‘
I didn’t intend to read two middle-grade books in a row but I had to read this one for work (event planning!).
I have to confess that I think this book suffered slightly in my estimations because it was preceeded by Pages & Co which was so up my street that most books would pale in comparison.
That is not to say I didn’t enjoy it – I really did but I think perhaps this was an example of books from that age group that don’t translate well when read by adults. From a child’s perspective, I imagine this book is fabulous. It’s full of adventure and the fast pace of it means there is never a dull moment. The characters are likeable and the plot is original.
I got a lost a little with the world descriptions and occasionally I felt it was a little too full of everything (trolls, ghosts, witches, polar bears etc). But like I said, from a kids perspective I’m sure it’s a novel full of wonder. And that is the point of it, after all.