This was an interesting book. It focused on Isabelle's self-discovery in a unique setting--a fantasy realm hidden within the existing world.
My favorite part was when Belle received a letter at the end, detailing her future at the academy. The strand in Belle’s hair was funny when it sprouted, and it was amusing when she wished it gone. The author blended adventure and comedy perfectly.
I would recommend this book to students ages 10-12, fantasy lovers, and young readers looking for an adventurous and comedic book. I would also recommend this book to fans of Brandon Mull, author of the Candy Shop Wars.