In a time when female MCs sometimes seem to be everywhere (especially YA and urban fantasy), it’s great to see a smart, witty guy as the MC for kids.
Learned: This is the book that taught me how to pace for today’s market. I’ve used it as a model to tighten the action during my editing process, and while beginning my own middle grade WIP. Read this book and then review your own work, I dare you. You’ll immediately be able to tell where your own stuff drags.