I've still not managed to get very far with this book. And I think at this rate it is going to end up on my 'never finished' pile. It reads a little like it's supposed to be for younger readers, but yet its not even on par with Harry Potter. And it's getting to be annoying that in one paragraph they come across a problem, and then in the very next paragraph someone handily recalls something that fixes the problem. Well guess what I just recalled? Oh yes, I just remembered that I have much better things waiting in my to-read pile! Happily ever after, the end.