I will start by saying I did like the book. It certainly wasn't the best book I've ever read. It wasn't what I had expected and was slightly disappointing. The book was extremely depressing. I think it was a little too mature for the intended age group. The ending was kind of sudden compared to the slow pace set at the beginning. Some of the things in the book didn't make sense really. The book wasn't scary. I did like the writing though some of it was a little confusing. As an author I believe that language everyone can easily understand is the best but that's just my opinion. I really loved the illustrations.