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I only read children’s books which started with the Harry Potter series. I’m an adult, a senior!! I find children’s book filed with imagination, amazing mysteries and some of the funniest dialogue. This book was right up my alley. Loved the characters and the story. Can’t wait for the next one
My 12-yr-old son and I read a lot of books together of different genres and the Winterhouse books are good ones that we both enjoy! You root for the main characters and the story pulls you in--it never gets boring. This was a great sequel and we're excited for the 3rd book that comes out in December! Very clever and lots of interesting puzzles, codes and details.
I enjoyed this second offering in the Winterhouse series. It’s definitely a place I would love to visit! A few times the main character Elizabeth behaves in a very disrespectful way...albeit provoked. I just didn’t enjoy the moments of brattiness...because otherwise she is quite an intriguing young heroine! And I also just love Freddy!
As an adult, I enjoyed this second book as much as the first. The mystery & intrigue of the story propelled me from chapter to chapter! I loved the setting, appreciated the quality of the main characters & their relationships with each other, as well as the fact that Elizabeth, who must on her own make a crucial decision chooses well. She grows in understanding as she learns how to handle life lessons. I'd recommend it to children in 4th - 7th grade, & beyond
We are really enjoying this series as a read a loud for my children 13 & 8. At times it's a bit dark for my 8 yr old but she refuses to miss out because she enjoys the rest so much. Filled with mysteries and puzzles, they love trying to figure them out along with the characters. It's also fun relating this series elements to many others they've read. We're on to the 3rd book now for our summer read.
I think this book is great. With much improvement on the word choice. I think that you don’t have to make some of your characters like Elana. She seemed like the type of girl who followed stereotypes. (By the way. I am not wade hatler I’m his daughter)
Local Barnes and Nobles didn't have the 2nd book in the series so I purchased it in Amazon for my daughter. She has loved all the books in the series. Finished them all in less than a month. She is 11.