This was a book for small children. It would be an excellent bedtime story for a 5 or 6 year old. There are lots of fun characters, and opportunities for funny voices. This is also a good book for a 6 or 7 year old to read "all by myself" and be proud. Having said that, the plot was not very strong, and the entire story was not presented very realistically. I thought many parts of this book did not connect very well. A few examples of this include Luke and Penny not liking Natalie, and Natalie being a spoiled brat. Although they all circled around Natalie's trip from mean to nice, the scenes did not really go together very well. All in all this was a good book, but not worth reading if you are over 9.
Reviewer Age: 12
Reviewer City, State and Country: Exeter, New Hampshire USA