Top positive review
cute, fast read
Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2020
I've been a fan of Gordon Korman since high school, and I think it says a lot about him that he can still manage to engage someone who's over double the age of his main characters. I will say I think some of the characters could have been fleshed out a little more, but overall it was a solid story and definitely a fun "mystery" book. Barney Two and Barney One cracked me up all the time, even though we never got to meet Barney One. I was kind of expecting the Canadian/American island to play a little bit more of a pivotal role, but it seemed it was mostly used to show why ZeeBee was so isolated. I will definitely read this book again, and I highly recommend it for middle schoolers, teenagers, adults, grandparents, dogs, cats, ghosts, everyone!