There are already too many kids, and even adults, saying, "Me and my friend went to a show!" instead of "My friend and I went to the show." I love books and kids who read are to be encouraged, BUT the use of improper grammar and slang DO NOT model proper verbal or writing skills. This is not a Huck Finn period piece. Here are a few random lines: "Then that Grace shoved me out of the way. And she runned to the box, too." p 40 "I did a huff breath at those two. 'Cause now I had to be the ugly stepsisters, probably. I bended down and seached through the box very careful." p 41 Enough said!