Reviewed by Meghan P. (age 11)
I loved this book because it is full of surprises. What I like about this author is that his writing is very descriptive and it's easy to understand. My favorite character is Michael's dog, Stella, because she always seems happy and loves to play! My favorite part in this book is when Michael first meets Kensuke. It's funny because Kensuke is going CRAZY!! I made a connection with Michael about moving because I know how it feels to have to leave your friends. This is one of the best books I have ever read, I could hardly put it down ... and I'm not a big reader.
I recommend this book to 4th or 5th graders who love surprises. It's also for readers who want to take a break from big books.