It all seemed like a little fantasy story until the end, which made everything normal.
I really loved the narration, the little comments, the little warnings about things. A book gets an extra star if the narration is really good.
The characters were really nicely told, you really got to know them and their surroundings. Great-Aunt Haddie was totally out of place with all her food and how she acted, but that is why I liked her character a lot.
I would recommend this one to everyone. 🙂 You will be surprised in many ways.