" Liked is strong, but again...classic children's stuff so the stars become somewhat meaningless. My friend, Annette, lived for these books when we were in 4th grade (or 2nd grade...it was awhile ago). She also had a snake named Noah (a boa constrictor, obviously) who could get out of his cage and once got lost in the house for a month (or maybe a few days but that is not the point), and they found him in the piano. Needless to say, reading this was more about fond memories of Annette, her never-brushed hair and whatever grade we were in, than about the story. But it did explain a lot about Annette. The story is...well, dark. And a little spooky. The whole Mombi thing is creepy, and the plot is too confusing for someone no longer in whatever grade we were in. "
— Ryan, 1/22/2014