Can you read the books out of order without getting lost or is it crucial to follow in exact order for this series? So... I own this one... but not all the books consecutively. Some are missing from my collection at the moment and I haven't the funds to get the missing ones at the moment which brings me to this question.
MommaBear I'd advise anyone to read any series in order. There's usually a reason it is, in fact, a series. Libraries offer free copies to borrow to read in order if you are missing one. Also, used book stores, thrift stores often have great deals on donated books.