Thursday, October 17, 2013
The Last Present, by Wendy Mass
While this continues to be a clever series, I think it probably is time to retire it. While the third breathed new life into the franchise with new characters, here we are mostly revisiting old friends. That said, I still enjoy the kids and their adventures and the mixture of fun and the awareness of their own growing up (there's a bit more kissing in the latest book!). Wendy Mass writes true quality books for middle readers and deserves the attention she gets. That said, you wouldn't want to pick this book up unless you've read the preceding installments (in order) as there's no allowance for getting up to speed.