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For the most part I enjoyed reading the book. It was a very quickly read, it took me maybe 3 hours from beginning to end. The beginning was a bit slow but the last 2/3 of the story became a lot more engaging. I also think that I got used to the writing style a little bit more I haven't really read kids books before so I had to adjust my expectation a little bit. I actually enjoyed Aggies transformation from the beginning to the end in her ability to go from the awkward, scared, timid girl to someone who has some confidence and is able to do what needs to be done. It just bothered me that this transformation seemed to happen solely because she became beautiful. I felt like there wasn't really an instance that she was able to grow because of her experiences it just happened because she suddenly became beautiful. I love the friendships that she was able to make and the little mystery in the middle was well done. There was a part getting toward the end that highly confused me. So throughout the book I thought because she went through the hole in the wall and was suddenly somewhere else I believed for most of the book that she was transported somewhere else kind of like an Alice in Wonderland thing. So as it got toward the end and they were running away from Whitney and his men and she knew exactly where the shed was and what was in it I was super confused. I couldn't understand how she knew where everything in the shed was and and I was a little upset that she just magically knew where things were. It was a couple of chapters later ( now the chapters are very short, mind you, so that wasn't really very long) that I realized that the shed must be in her backyard and she had explored it as a human, but that wasn't explained and because I had thought that magic had taken her to a different place I was extremely confused throughout that whole section. So I think that could be explained a little bit better that they are still in her backyard and not in like a magical realm of mice.
Overall it was a good book, appropriate for the agent was written for, the formatting is good and there were no noticeable grammar or spelling errors. I would recommend it and read it with my kids if I had any.
Katie – 14 years old