Speaking of turtles... "Fred" is my favorite character in the book! I can see why Lizzie was so enamored of him and now I think I want a turtle... not really, but while I was reading the book I definitely wanted to adopt Fred.
Lizzie was an enjoyable character even though I wanted to shake her at certain points throughout the story. The ending was good, but so many characters were brought in that I found it a bit confusing to figure out who went where and had to keep re-reading sections to figure it out. But I did enjoy every page and would recommend to anyone with the same reading tastes as mine. I will be buying more from this author in the near future (I hear How I Learned to Love the Walrus is fantastic - I just hope I don't have the urge to add one as a pet. ha ha!).
**Disclaimer: I am not a professional literary reviewer. I do not know this author and I am not being paid or otherwise compensated for this review. The opinions stated here are mine alone.