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The characterization in this book is amazing! Especially considering the number of characters! (Not as much as in Little Dorrit, but still a lot!) They each have their own personality and their dialogue shows it!
Turtle is my favorite. She's smart, courageous, and independent! I love her relationship with Baba!
Theo and Doug are probably my favorite other characters. I love the Theo/Angela subplot! Grace and Mr. Hoo are my least favorite characters, but Hoo's On First is a great restaurant name! Crow is the most confusing, until the end, when she's still confusing, but you have more puzzle pieces to understand her. I love the friendship between Mrs. Hoo and Mr. Wexler. "She never will [understand English] unless someone talks to her." Also the line about Denton Deere (ANNOYING ALERT) not understanding the nun/none position was classic. And the line about every quote being from the Bible or Shakespeare comes back to me at weird times.
Rabbit trail: My brain is weird like that. All of the sudden I find myself repeating a line or a scene in my head from who knows where. And I sometimes surprise myself with random info that I read somewhere a long time ago.
The plot is complicated (possibly too complicated?), but the loose ends all get tied up in a conclusion! I love conclusions where the author shows the future of the characters!
Anyway, I highly recommend this book! It's funny, mysterious, and possibly a little scary! Read it twice! It may be better the second time!