I loved the idea, I liked the plot and the characters, I did not enjoy the writing style. The interruptions and side notes got to be too distracting from the story as the book progressed. I just wanted to know what was going to happen but the author insisted on adding what they assumed were funny comments. Most of the time they were not. I will say that I know I am not the intended audience and that my seven year old, who I read this with, was enthralled by the story and very much enjoyed the book. I'm giving it 3 stars, a combination of my son's 5 and my 2, perhaps a little weighted but it's my review and I was a little disappointed with this book.