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Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2019
The last-last day of summer is a wonderful, twisty-turny story that reminds me of Phineas and Ferb. There's a dynamic duo of two very smart boys, whose main pasttime is saving the residents of the town from "Logan County weirdness." We learn quite a bit about the boys, who are cousins. Their personalities are different but they are thick as thieves. We also learn about the townspeople the boys interact with and that there's more to them than meets the eye. There's a bitter, savvy villain, a strange time traveler, personified types of time, and lots of unexpected revelations. What really makes the story awesome is the exploration of the internal nature of one of the cousins, Otto. I plan to use this as a read aloud with my students to encourage them to assess their internal life and emphasize value of time and how we use it. It is a thought provoking, SciFi adventure fantasy and I'm hoping there will be more books about the boy's adventures and the other townspeople. This is a world that begs to be thoroughly explored.