|About the Book|
I see Im not the only one unthrilled by this second book. There are no spoilers in what follows, but if you loved the first one and are excited for this one, read no further. Or if you do, dont complain to me that I killed your joy.This story meandered way too much to keep my interest, and I thought the plot was dreadfully thin. Lots of window dressing and trying too hard to be cute. It felt very much like a 70-something-year-old man trying to sound like an 11-year-old girl. And of course, thats exactly what it is, but it wasnt so noticeable in The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.You have to read nearly half the book before the actual mystery is introduced, and then the story continues to wander hither and yon. It had its moments, but didnt add up to much when the tale was finished.Furthermore, the entire thing was so larded down with inapt similes that it was at times unbearable to continue. Am I the only one who noticed this? I couldnt decide whether to hurl the book against the wall---or just plain HURL!!I thought the first book was far more charming and entertaining. I didnt hate The Weed That Strings the Hangmans Bag, but I wont be continuing with the series.