Rated of 5
Katherine Hannigan has a gift that many people lack. My friend said the book was very boring, but I decided to read it anyways in order to give it a chance. I loved it! Katherine was able to craft the book through Ida's eyes perfectly, and Ida is portrayed wonderfully. She never steps out of character, and I could feel every emotion she felt. I knew how she felt at times, and the book has a special place on my bookshelf. I used it for a speech tournament, too.
The book was very charming. It was hilarious and made me laugh out loud at times, but it was still serious at other times.
Some people might think the book is weird or boring, like my friend did. 'She talks to TREES,' My friend had exclaimed in exasperation, and went on to tell how it was boring. It is not an action-packed book, but rather a book such as Because of Winn-Dixie or one of Jerry Spinelli's books. If you like realistic fiction through the eyes of children, you'll love this book!