More of a 3.5 star read. Again, I really enjoyed this but I didn't love it. I'm not sure what it is about it that bugs me. Maybe its the old people that still act like small children? The author gives reasons for it but I don't know I still find it weird. But anyway, I really enjoyed some of the other peculiar children getting the spotlight in this book, Hugh especially. I will be reading the third book to find out how everything turns out.