So far I feel like this is rather contrived. It's as if I am watching a movie/TV show with really awful actors. (Like Disney XD)
(There may be a reason that I felt this way...and it could be I let the cat out of the bag, at 30% into it.)
I feel there should be a genre called Tween and this book would definitely belong to it.
Omg, this was difficult to get through, but I did it.
There was not nearly enough action to keep my attention in this book; at least not until the last 20% of the book. Then we finally get some liveliness to the story. The writing is fine, and the typo's are few.
I think I may have gave a spoiler away at the beginning, when I said it was rather contrived, I don't know though; it just sorta ends, and I guess your then suppose to dive right in to the second book. I just don't know if I care enough to do so.