I've been waiting forever and then some to get my hands on this book and let me tell you - the wait has been well worth it.
One of the most delightful and charming stories I've had the pleasure of reading in recent times! Pitch perfect in every way. I was shocked to see that Oliver, who also wrote the insipid "Delirium", can deliver such an outstanding book!
Oliver's writing was, at least for me, one of the highlights of this book. Mildly reminiscent of Enid Blyton, it was extremely endearing. THIS is how a story from a child's POV, but also appealing to the adults, should be written. The gorgeous illustrations are another wonderful thing about the book and make the story all the more enjoyable to read!
Highest possible recommendation for Liesl and Po. Must read.
P.S - The unnamed, grouchy, old, cat-allergic lady might possibly be my favourite character in the book (Behind Mo, ofcourse :D )!