Top positive review
Fun illustrations and strong opening/interesting ending let down by a weird dark twist in the middle.
Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2018
The strength of this book is its illustrations. They are whimsical and interesting. The book took an unexpectedly dark turn in the middle and I didn't really understand why the Bad Seed decided to turn his life around. The book could have used a couple more pages to explain why he became a reformed character after winding up homeless with PTSD. (I am not joking, really wish I were.) I do like the end where becoming good is a "work in progress," I just wish the seed's character arc made more sense. Consider checking this out at the library before deciding whether to buy it.