I read this with my granddaughter, who is in 2nd grade. She and I each had our own copies and would do FaceTime book discussions, which was completely awesome!
Although this big had received so many positive reviews, I went into it , expecting nothing more than a quick, end of summer read. It far exceeded my expectations. The plot sucked me in quickly with great character development, and I easily slipped into the minds of the central 4 characters. Now that my kids have safely survived their upbringing, I can freely admit to enjoying the company of adults at a party, momentarily compromising supervision.