Jan 07, 09
Read in December, 2008
We read this in my book club. I might have picked it up in a book store; the premise was interesting enough. But within the first few pages, I was having major problems with the book. The set up to get Lucy, Milo and Tess off to live with Sam was an easy out. Likewise, I felt like making the twins so smart was the only way the story would work so that's why Ms. Kring chose to do that. I found the journals as an easy out as well--Tess just happens to be writing about the exact information Lucy wants just when Lucy happens to be able to access it? But overall, I liked the characters, found the small town feel to be very realistic and was happy that the ending wasn't "and they all lived happily ever after."