Reason for Reading: Next in the series.
This easy-to-read series with a high interest level (written at RL 1.3, GRL: M for ages 8-12) brings a very unique interactive approach to graphic novels which I would honestly love to see more of in the future. The pages are split in half horizontally, with one half being the good side of the story and the other the same story from the evil point of view. The stories do interact with each other and there are several ways to read the book. Read just the good side, read just the evil side, then read both sides consecutively to get the whole story at once. My ds loves this approach! He always must read the good side first and in this story I think that hindered us a bit, as we were left with a rather confusing little story, that ended rather strangely. Then reading the evil side certainly added a lot more information to the story we had been missing but I must say we still ended up with a strange story which neither of us is sure whether it crossed over into an alternate dimension. However ds enjoyed reading it and is looking forward to the last book. He is hoping Stone Arch will be adding more books to the series this year, but so far there is no sign of new titles.