The story was predictable and a lot of cliches. The writing was poor, even for a children's book. But overall it was a good read. There was death in the story that might upset some parents. I am sure a good parent will work this out without freaking out their child. Areas that defy physical laws was covered by claiming "magic" or just ignored. The overall worse concept is that adults put children in danger that the adults could have done them selves.