The story is great - an engaging, fast-paced, and welcome counter-narrative to the princess-with-little-agency-who-needs-rescuing genre. It’s highly recommended by Mighty Girl, from which I clicked through in order to give them a small portion of the sale.
The writing is a shade too spare and clipped for me, and while I like the illustrations, they don’t “pop” as much as some other books. One star off for that.
A second star off for the packaging. It came in a one of those large mustard yellow lightly padded envelopes, and the mail carrier stuffed it into our mailbox. As a result, the paperback is somewhat curved and misshapen. Sturdier packaging would’ve helped. C’mon, Amazon!