Reviewed by Mecca J. (age 14)
This story gave me great frustration. It is like no other book I've read before. I wanted to jump into the book and say things for Cornelia. I could only imagine how she felt. My favorite part was when Cornelia started teaching Aunt Agatha to read. It was kind of amusing because Agatha was old and wise but couldn't read if her life depended on it. Agatha reminded me of my nephew, who knows a lot, but is embarrassed when he doesn't and has to be taught. All the characters are weirdly unique. The author makes it obvious that they've all faced many challenges in their lives.
I highly recommend this book to an advanced reader who will take the time to evaluate the characters and their stories. I believe the readers would expose themselves to a new type of literature and experience that is both interesting and challenging.