This book was marvelous! Honestly: the best middle grade book I've read all year, and one of my new all-time favorites. It was funny, adventurous, playful, whimsical, clever, and well-written. REMARKABLE has many different story threads, and all were original, compelling, and downright hilarious. If you think you'd love a band of no-mannered pirates who venture into town, horrific singing from a love-struck teenaged boy, the Grimlet twins' dastardly deeds, a fig-loving Lake Monster, a repressed teacher, a mystery involving a missing musician, and a war between towns over a dentist, then this book is for you. I positively cackled while reading! While I'd never actually want to live in Remarkable (too much to live up to), I am so glad I got to take a vacation there by reading this book. This is definitely one that I'm going to read over and over and over again!