Reviewed by Mike K. (age 10)
I liked this book for many reasons. One reason was the book had suspense. I had no idea what was coming next. There were also many great descriptions especially of a forest. I could almost see it in my head. I liked how throughout the story Mark changes. First, he is lazy and spoiled, but later he is kind and caring. This book made me think and wonder. I knew Mark had to change sometime. I just didn't know when. Out of all the things that happened, my favorite part was when Mark and his teacher were going to meet in a truck. When Mark's teacher got there, Mark wasn't there. That made me really nervous.
This book would probably be a good read for boys between the ages of 8 and 12. The two main characters are boys so I think boys would enjoy it more. If this book sounds like something you might like, you should definitely read it!