Quite a disappointment. I'd heard so many good things about this author, and Coraline was good, if not quite as fantastic as I'd been led to believe. This book, however, was nothing like I'd expected. I really didn't like it. The only part I did like was the one about the sky ship. Fascinating idea. I wish the author had focused more on that part. Oh, well. There's no telling in advance what I'll think about a book. It was worth a shot.