on Sep. 01, 2013 :
As with the previous book in the series, this is the kind of thing I would have loved as a kid. A scary little diversion, with comic relief. It also continues quietly world-building for future installments.
If these characters were adults, I would have been put off by the obvious 'Male protaganist(s) afraid of assertive women" subtext, but since they are 10 year old kids it actually works really well! Might even help to spark good conversation between young readers and their parents, about how to handle crushes and burgeoning sexuality.
(review of free book)