Top critical review
Better than the first
Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2019
This book was actually better than the first in the series. I think it was because of the camp atmosphere which gave it more structure. The author does a great job of creating characters you truly care about, and that is the strength of this series as a whole. Like the first book, however, the story suffers. I really enjoyed the first 2/3 of this book, but the ending was just…weird - like a cross between Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Back to the Future. How did this enjoyable summer camp story suddenly become sci-fi time travel??? The whole climax didn’t seem to fit with the rest of the story, but rather felt forced and a bit over-the-top.