I love when authors introduce new language to kids (I LOVED that about the Lemony Snicket books—in those the narrator would stop and explain what the word meant), in this story, Stuart’s Dad is a crossword puzzle creator so he’s always using the most Herculean (difficult—see what I just did there? Eh eh!) words.
While the book wasn’t too difficult for me to work out, I think it would be a great book for kids and also a really fun book to read aloud as a family, as there were definitely some surprises that even caught me off guard.
Not gonna lie, I was a little excited when I saw that the authoress has a sequel to Horten’s, etc. coming out this fall. Huzzah!
Would I recommend it? YES. I LOVED it!