The first books in this series weren't great, but they weren't terrible either. This one has given me cause to stop reading the series. The flights of fancy these characters go through is crazy - no one in their right mind would get into all these silly situations repeatedly. As far as this book goes, I have didn't make it even a quarter in before I flipped to the back to see who did it and gave up. Color me done, Ms. Howell. My money will not be spent on this drivel anymore.