4.5 stars. I wish these books would come out in paperback faster. I just love these books and fly through them, and then have to wait another year or so before I can read/buy the next one.
This one was yet again a fun book, once again most of the story is told through dialogue/written words/letters, which I still love as a format. Of course, it works perfect for this book, but I am not sure if it would work for all books. The story in this one was really fun, we have a greeting card business (for those cards that aren't common, things like saying goodbye to your love or hiring someone), we have an ex passing by, and we also have 2 criminals!
I just wish the greeting card business was done better, it was such a fun idea, but I felt it was short and just added here and there, I wish there had been more of it.
I am wondering how no one but one character noticed the criminals. It is amazing how adults work in books. It is always kids that notice that thing, and it never seems to be the adults.
I didn't particularly like the ex, she was highly annoying and I wish she would have just gotten the hint. I did like her name though, it fitted her character really well.
That brings me to the names, a lot of characters have names that are a pun and I was just laughing and telling my boyfriend them all, causing him to laugh aloud as well. It is really creatively done, some I knew directly what the pun was, but others took me a bit and I had to say them aloud.
The whole criminal part? I loved it, the conversations between the criminals were funny and interesting to read. It was funny to see how they thought about Olive and later Leeves.
I didn't like how Grumply was acting towards Leeves, I thought it was just plain rude and I just wanted to tell him to be kind and to be happy that he has a person like that around him.
The illustrations in this book were once again really great and really brought an extra spark to the story.
All in all, I would recommend this book/series to everyone. Be sure to read all the books in order, as there are events happening that come back in the later books.
As for me? I will be waiting for the next book to come out in paperback.
Review first posted at http://twirlingbookprincess.com/